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In Spain, a woefully abortive Carlist attempt is made to overthrow the Spanish throne

Queen Isabella II of Spain, detail
04/01/1859
The Count de Montemolin, a Carlist claimant to the Spanish throne of Isabella II, landed with 3,600 soldiers on the Spanish coast and began a march on Valencia. No-one had told the soldiers of their mission and when the rank-and-file discovered its purpose they immediately declared themselves loyal subjects of the Queen and arrested their leaders. Isabella showed mercy and merely deported her cousin. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Elizabeth Wormeley Latimer, Spain in the Nineteenth Century (Chicago, IL: A.C. McClurg and Co., 1898), 321-322.

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