La España Invertebrada, 1874–1914
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On 31 May 1906, Madrid might well have claimed to be the capital of Europe. That morning the city was glowing with an atmosphere of joy and festivity. Thousands of new lights had been installed and the well-cleaned streets were adorned with Spanish and British fl ags. Around a quarter of a million people had arrived from all corners of the country and even from beyond its borders. They were hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal wedding between the young Spanish king, Alfonso XIII of Bourbon, and the English princess, Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg, the niece of the British king Edward VII.