Les Accidens de l'Homme, Nobility



Empereurs princes : ou seigneurs
nepargne soit droit ou soit tort ·
tant soient plains de mondains honneurs ·
ie fais dessus eulx mon effort ·

Emperors, princes or lords
I do not spare, whether it be right or wrong.
Even if they are full of worldly honors –
I put my effort on them.

Les loups rauissans.
Vie de l'Homme
Hardouyn, King

In "Loups Ravissans" (to the left) Alexander the Great is overthrown by Accident.

In the series we are looking at here, the scene almost seems like a commentary on the previous scene: Common people can die of lèse-majesté, but the costly dressed emperors and princes must themselves put up with being treated disrespectfully by a naked corpse.