William Shakespeare once said, "A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!" Now, two things strike me about this statement:
1) I never knew Shakespeare was a king, but I guess he must have been, otherwise why would he say such a thing? I was never schooled in the succession of the English monarchy, but he must be in there somewhere. I know he's not William the Conqueror because he looks too fruity to conquer anything, but I'm sure they've had dozens of Williams on the throne over the centuries.
2) I never really understood what he meant by that -- that is, until just now.