The King is dead!

Throughout the week all England grew more and more tense and sad with the premonition of this thought. As though some primeval giant or very god lay dying, even Nature grew disturbed, then violent. Great storms lashed the continent of Europe from the Mediterranean to the Baltic. Gales and floods brought death to 149 men and women, most of whom went down on foundered merchant ships or perished in the many flooded areas of the Rhineland, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Wales and England. Seldom has Death come more awesomely. The storm was worthy even of George...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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