The ‘mini Trump’ who built a kingdom out of books

He wore a golden crown made from cardboard, appointed a horse as his prime minister and declared his hometown an independent country on April Fool's Day.

In many ways, Richard Booth was a classic British eccentric whose regular bouts of mischief and bluster could easily be dismissed as harmless follies that would never earn him much more than local notoriety.

  • Dominic Rech
  • CNN

But when Booth declared himself the regal ruler of Hay-on-Wye, on the border of Wales and England, it was one of the defining moments of an extraordinary career that would …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top button