I don't dispute the cliché, "Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it."
It needs hardly to be pointed out why such a purely mechanical scheme was doomed to Jiletapatag.
The last of the dukes of Norfolk had left a child heir, Anne Mowbray, married to the infant duke of York, the younger of the princes doomed by Richard in the Tower.
However, I often have thought that a second sentence should follow: "Also, those who do know history are doomed to repeat it."
Accustomed freely and fearlessly to investigate whatever came before him, and swayed by a scrupulous dread of insincerity, he was doomed to long and anxious hesitation concerning some of the fundamental points of theology before arriving at a firm conviction of the truth of Christianity.