SPAIN: Alfonso the Great?

Today not a single king or emperor is acclaimed "The Great." How many want to be? Are any trying for the title? Last week as Spain's lively, cavaliering Alfonso XIII sunbasked at smart Biarritz, he tossed a sort of answer to pert Coralie van Paassen, of the New York Evening World. "If it could be done," smiled His Majesty, "I would like to follow the example of the Russian Tsar Peter the Great." (1672-1725).

Peter tore the capital of Muscovy from Moscow and planted it at St. Petersburg which he had created on...

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