EGYPT: Boy Scout into Field Marshal

Boy Scout into Field Marshal

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Last spring 18-year-old Egyptian King Farouk went incognito to England's great festival of precedent and tradition, the Coronation season. Last fortnight Farouk the First arrived back in Cairo to have his own kingship solemnized by a ceremony for which there was no precedent, no tradition. Nearly 2,000 years ago died beak-nosed but fascinating Queen Cleopatra*, the last of the Ptolemaic Dynasty. Egypt then became a province of the Roman Empire until 641 A.D. when it fell to the Mohammedan Empire. In 1914 the British...

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