On Walsall VIII

From Denmark he came

Married a British princess

Cut Town Hall ribbons

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n.b. Another member of the network of those unfortunate individuals who happened to be royalty by birth. Nothing particularly interesting to write about him, except he officially opened the new civic buildings in Walsall, (which are outstanding).

When the people of the various kingdoms of Europe began the First World War, it is notable that the various royal cousins were unable to use their majestic powers to call a halt to the senseless slaughter. WWI was the mechanised genocide of half a generation.

CLP 11/02/2019