Document ReferenceBu 45/160
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 1 Nov 1860.
Date1 November 1860
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the alleged wish of the Queen [Isabel] to intervene on behalf of the Pope; it is unlikely that the Spanish Government would embark on such a dangerous business; comments on the despatches of the Papal Nuncio, in which he describes the Queen as being "either unwilling or unable" to comply with his representations on behalf of Pope, and accuses a member of the Government of heresy; the Queen seems aware of the danger involved in supporting the Pope too strongly; the Moderato Party has recently attempted to discredit the Government for not supporting the Pope and the King of Naples [Two Sicilies].
Termreligions, Roman Catholic
politics, Spanish, foreign policy
foreign policy, Spanish
politics, Spanish, Moderato Party

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA6258O'Donnell; Leopoldo (1809-1867); Duke of Tetuan; general and politician1809-1867
NA6087Pius IX (1792-1878); Pope; Giovanni M.M. Ferretti Pope from 18461792-1878
NA6404Francesco II (1836-1894 ); King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies; ( reigned 1859-60/61)1836-1894
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
PL1920/Kingdom of the Two Sicilies/Italy
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