Document ReferenceBu 45/34
TitleCopy despatch from A. Buchanan, Madrid, Spain, to 3rd Earl of Malmesbury [J. Harris], Foreign Office, London; 2 Sep 1858.
Date2 September 1858
Content DescriptionDescribes the Queen's tour of the Asturias; this included a visit to a famous mine near Gijón and a visit to the Cave of Louadonja at the retreat of Pelayo where the Prince of Pelayo successfully resisted the Moors and laid the foundations of the Spanish Monarchy; at the altar of the Virgin within the Cave the Prince of the Asturias received the name of Pelayo, and he and the Infanta were confirmed; the Queen has been received by her subjects with enthusiasm and loyalty.
Termroyalty, visits
religions, Roman Catholic
religion, shrines

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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
NA7440Isabel (1851-1931); Infanta of Spain; ( daughter of Isabel II Queen of Spain)1851-1931
NA7148Alfonso XII (1857-1885); King of Spain and the Indies; (succeeded 1874)1857-1885
NA7449Pelayo (-737); Prince of the Asturias; (succeeded 718)-737
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
NA6098Harris; James H. (1807-1889); 3rd Earl of Malmesbury1807-1889
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