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Emanuel Godoy

(Manuel de Godoy)

1767–1851
Civilization: Hispanic — Spain
   Field of Renown:  statesman — Prime Minister
Era:  Bourbon

Decadent minister, favorite of Spanish queen. Blamed for fall of the Bourbon monarchy by acquiescing to Napoleon.

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Spanish Princes  in  Joseph Bonaparte  by  John S. C. Abbott
Charles IV and Maria Louisa  in  The Romance of Spanish History  by  John S.C. Abbott
The Prince of the Peace  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
The Old King and the New One  in  A Child's History of Spain  by  John Bonner
Spain Under the Bourbons  in  Story of the Greatest Nations: Spain  by  Charles F. Horne
Fall of a Favorite  in  Historical Tales: Spanish  by  Charles Morris
Charles IV and Bonaparte  in  Spain: A History for Young Readers  by  Frederick A. Ober