Document ReferenceBu 45/190
TitleLetter from Sir A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to Lord John Russell [later 1st Earl Russell], Foreign Office, London; 30 Mar 1861.
Date30 March 1861
Extent1 f
Content DescriptionReports that rumours are circulating of a seditious movement of the "lower orders" in Anteguera; the government newspapers' attribute the movement to the matter of wages; however, he has heard of the discovery of a secret religious democratic society, which alarmists believe follow a combination of protestant and communistic principles, denying property rights as contrary to scripture; suspects the clergy will exaggerate the danger posed by the movement, to encourage the sympathies of the middle and upper classes against the intolerant religious Spanish laws; comments that the clergy teach the people that the Protestants and Jews have identical beliefs.
Termreligions, Protestant
religions, Roman Catholic
religions, Jews, attitudes to
poverty, attitudes to
religious affairs, intolerance
press, Spanish
revolutions, revolutionaries

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA139Russell; John (1792-1878); 1st Earl Russell1792-1878
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