Foreign News: End of a King

For His Catholic Majesty, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, the God in whom he devoutly believed had reserved the most painful death a man can die. Death came to him slowly last week with the agony that crept from his chest around his diaphragm, up into his neck and down to the tips of his slender, beautiful fingers. His physician, Professor Cesare Frugoni, had moved him from his bed to a chair to give him an injection, then had been afraid he could not survive the effort of being carried back to bed. He...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!