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Title: Information on the principal events which took place in the government of Spain, from the commencement of the insurrection, in 1808, to the dissolution of the ordinary Cortes, in 1814; intended to explain the causes which led to the late
Description: revolution, and more particularly to repel the calumnies of the French press ... Translated from the original Spanish, by William Walton, Esq., exclusively for the Pamphleteer. London: 1820. (The Pamphleteer, vol.17, no.33) 8vo. 43p. Modern marbled paper wrappers. ***** Toreno (1786-1843), Asturian nobleman, historian and Liberal, is chiefly remembered as the author of Historia del levantamiento, guerra y revoluciòn de España, Madrid, 1835-37. He was present at Madrid when the city rose against Murat in 1808 and took part in the struggle which was the beginning of the Peninsular War. A deputy in the Cortes (1811-14), he helped frame the Constitution of 1812. In exile from 1814 to 1820, he returned to the restored Cortes but when the French intervened in 1823 again went into exile. For a brief few months in 1834 - during the regency of Maria Christina - he was Prime Minister. The translator of this tract, William Walton, was educated in Spain and Portugal, travelled in Spanish America, and became British agent in San Domingo (1802-09). After his return to England in 1810 he chiefly devoted himself to writing against government policy in Spain and Portugal. Alberich 980.

Keywords: Spain antiquarian

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