Document ReferenceBu 45/22
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 7 July 1858.
Date7 July 1858
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionReports that he has heard a strange story, that a person with a lot of influence over the Queen has been staying at the palace and has aroused fears on her part of a conspiracy to establish a regency; they communicated to her scurrilous verses which have been circulating in the cafes, accusing her of intimate relations with persons professing absolute opinions; she was told that her only protection lay with persons with liberal sympathies; General O'Donnell has taken office on certain conditions; Señor de Lugariagual and Señor Lujan were two nominations for his cabinet opposed by the King, and others had to be chosen; he has had a meeting with members of the Progressivista Party; discusses the political character of the new cabinet.
Termpolitics, Spanish, Progressivista Party
literature, poetry
monarchy, Spanish, libel of

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6259Isabella II (1830-1904); Queen of Spain; ( reigned 1833-1868)1830-1904
NA7439Francisco (1822-1902); King of Spain and the Indies; ( King Consort of Isabel II)1822-1902
NA7444Lujan; - (fl 1858); Señor; Spanish politicianfl 1858
NA7445Lugariagual; - (fl 1858); Señor; Spanish politicianfl 1858
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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