SPAIN: State of the Republic

In Madrid last week Deputy Jiminez Asua made formal request to the Supreme Court to reopen the famed de Arrizola case of 1901 on the basis of new evidence in behalf of the plaintiff and proof of forgery presented by the defendant. Alfonso XIII. The move called world attention to a cause célèbre of 20 years ago, to ex-King Alfonso mouse-quiet in Fontainbleau and to the state of the Spanish Republic.

Unlike Don Jaime de Bourbon, Alfonso XIII's cousin, Alfonso Sanz y Martinez de Arrizola never claimed to be the rightful King...

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