The King and I: Why Benny Mer's family loves an anti-hero
The day the exalted king received a lean Jew with shining brown eyes at his palace.
Threads of legend are interwoven with the character of Albert I, who was King of Belgium from 1909 to 1934. Of course, his life and death are rigorously documented, but his story opens with “Once upon a time...” Albert, the third Belgian monarch, was the first who united the two mutually hostile parts of his country: the Walloons highlands and the Flanders lowlands. He delivered his coronation speech...
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