Knivert: Aren't you supposed to be running the country?
Charles Brandon: I leave that to Norfolk. He's had more practice. And in any case, meetings with ambassadors - infinitely tedious. They're all liars, hypocrites and middle-aged men.
Knivert: Would you prefer them to be women?
Charles Brandon: My friend, if all ambassadors were beautiful women I'd be serving my country day and night.