William Godwin's Diary


Proclamation by Ferdinand VII of Spain, who was facing opposition both from liberal constitutionalists and the absolutist supporters of his younger brother Dom Carlos. The decree listed various punishments to be used against the constitutionalists, ‘that rebellious and incorrigible faction, the sworn enemy of its country, [which] has again appeared, to alarm and revolutionize this kingdom, entering the passes of our frontiers, and forming plans for the invasion of our coasts.’

See Examiner, 17 October 1830.