Alexander Taylor Quotes
“What are we going to do now?' Archbishop Albert asked. 'The Fuggers are holding a knife to our throat.'
'They are called the 'Kings of the Whores' for good reason,' said Ulrich, not waiting to be called this time. Albert sighed. 'What they purchase from the Pope, they sell for varying amounts, all paid by the Pope's flock. Moreover, they are supported by God.'
'Against the Church?' Albert raised his eyebrows.
'They house hundreds of poor in Augsburg, practically for free. They are only asked to say three prayers a day for the family of the Fuggers. A Lord's prayer, a Creed and a Hail Mary. So they pay the poor to pray for them. And God answers those prayers. So they can buy even God himself. One more reason to be on good terms with them.'
Albert chuckled despite the bitterness inside.”