Prince Albert?discovered the impotence of being earnest.
1991 Of Queen Victoria's consort. The Pleasure of the Past.
Neville Chamberlain had greatness thrust upon himand in trying to prove he could bear it, collapsed under the weight.David Cannadine
Mysore, which the British looked on [w]as one of the ‘model states’ of princely India, responsibly run on progressive lines. By the inter-war years the maharajas of Mysore were second only to the nizams of Hyderabad terms of wealth, with an income in excess of two million pounds a year, some of which was spent on the construction of the Lalit Mahal Palace, an extraordinary architectural fantasy, just outside Mysore city, modeled on St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.David Cannadine