CHINA: Henry the Democrat

Huan Tung, boy Emperor of China— took to precedent-busting, favorite sport of democratically inclined monarchs. Huan Tung, aged 18, loves to be called plain " Henry" and his beautiful consort is named Elizabeth. Apparently these names were chosen because of Henry's fondness for Henry VIII of England and Elizabeth's admiration for the English Queen of that name. He is supposed to stay inside the Forbidden City and no outsider is supposed to enter therein to disturb the peace of the "Son of Heaven."

Henry's first offense against tradition was when he...

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