1748 - 1819
are few good words written about the Spanish Queen, Maria-Louisa,
whose over-promotion of her lover Manuel Godoy has been blamed for
many of her country's problems at the time of the French Revolution.
beyond belief, immoral - she had up to three illegitimate children
to Godoy - sexually wanton and totally unscrupulous are just some
of the ways she is described.
went into exile with her husband in 1808 - together with Godoy -
and lived in moderate style on a French pension.
died of pneumonia in Rome in 1819.