Their influence led Ferdinand VII
(1808-1833) to abrogate Spain's "Semi-Salic Law of Succession," replacing his brother Carlos Maria Isidro's (1788-1855) claim of succession to the throne with that of the king's infant daughter, the future Isabel II.
in Court Dress, 1814-15, Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), oil on canvas, 208 x 142.5cm.
1814 - King Ferdinand VII
of Spain abolishes the 1812 Constitution and returns Spain to an absolute monarchy.
Spanish history: Sims was fascinated by the history of the theater, which was founded by King Ferdinand VII
. "Knowing that I performed at one of the greatest theaters in Europe really holds a warm spot in my heart."
wanted to reward the Philippines for its loyalty to the crown, after all, Philip II on June 21, 1574, conferred on Manila the title 'Insigne y siempre leal' marking it as an 'illustrious and ever-loyal' city.
The book begins with a coup that saw Ferdinand VII
overthrow his hapless father Charles IV and his aid, Juan-Manuel Godoy.
As a serious joke, Cropper reminds us that while Ferdinand VII
of Spain (1813-1833) created a national academy of bullfighting to control the sport, his effort was seen as too elitist and was loathed by commoners.
There is also a painting by Goya, whose portrait of King Ferdinand VII
can be seen in the Palacio de Navarra nearby.
When news arrived in 1808 from Europe of the forced abdication of Spanish King Ferdinand VII
by Napoleon, local leaders in Uruguay as throughout Spanish America, sensed a power vacuum.
While the Cortes de Cadiz adopted a law that shifted power from the King (who by tradition authorized publication of a text) to the individual author of the play, Ferdinand VII
annulled the statute when he returned to the throne in May 1814.