In many cases, Freemasonry was the agent by which the Kings and Princes were induced to forget why they were Kings and Princes.
It is curious to note that Napoleon I., who sprang from ordinary well-born stock, stands out as more kingly in this respect than Royalties born royal. We must not imagine that Royalty is especially weak because it has encouraged and embraced the Rothschilds when it should have held them at arms’ length and made their advances impossible.
That started the rot, and the various Royal Families have since fallen to such an extent that it is of no particular interest to enumerate them.
“It is not only the feeling, of which she cannot divest herself, against making a person of the Jewish religion, a Peer; but she cannot think that one who owes his great wealth to contracts with foreign Governments for Loans, or to successful speculation on the Stock Exchange, can fairly claim a British Peerage.However high Sir L. Rothschild may stand personally in public estimation, this seems to her not less a species of gambling because it is on a gigantic scale and far removed from that legitimate trading which she delights to honour, in which men have raised themselves by patient industry and unswerving probity to positions of wealth and influence.”
“He takes care of all the speculations of His Majesty, who must be almost a partner in his transactions. He must always be providing His Majesty with heaps of gold of which he is always in need. One may say ‘he runs the King.’” (Our italics).