Quotation by Edward III

Evil be to him who evil thinks.
(Honi soit qui mal y pense.)
Edward III (1312–1377), British King of England. Motto of the Order of the Garter, quoted in Historiae Anglicae, Polydore Vergil (1535).

alleged remark at the falling of the Countess of Salisbury's garter, presumably when the Order of the Garter was founded in 1344. No contemporary evidence whatsoever exists for the attribution, but the traditional tale was current in Henry VIII's reign, when Vergil was writing.
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