Godoy sentence example

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  • In 1808 Moratin was involved in the fall of Godoy, but in 1811 accepted the office of royal librarian under Joseph Bonaparte - a false step, which alienated from him all sympathy and compelled him to spend his last years in exile.
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  • Badajoz was the birthplace of the statesman Manuel de Godoy, duke of Alcudia (1767-1851), and of thepainterLuisde Morales(' 509-1586).
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  • Seeing that Godoy, the all-powerful minister at Madrid, had given mortal offence to Napoleon early in the Prussian campaign of 1806 by calling on Spain to arm on behalf of her independence, it passes belief how he could have placed his country at the mercy of Napoleon at the end of the year 1807.
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  • The emperor, however, successfully gilded the hook by awarding Algarve, the southern province of Portugal, to Godoy.
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  • The king, Charles IV., looked on helplessly at the ruin wrought by the subservience of his kingdom to France since 1796, and he was seemingly blind to the criminal intrigues between his queen and the prime minister Godoy.
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  • Godoy, having the prospect of the Algarve before him, likewise offered no opposition to the advance of Napoleon's troops to the capital; and so it came about that Murat, named by Napoleon his Lieutenant in Spain, was able to enter Madrid in force and without opposition from that usually clannish populace.
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  • The course of events, and especially the anger of the people, now began to terrify Charles IV., the queen and Godoy.
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  • The same prospect was held out to Charles IV., the queen and Godoy, with the result that the rivals for the throne proceeded to the north of Spain to meet the arbiter of their destinies.
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  • Portugal was to be subsequently divided between Spain and France, and a new principality of the Algarve was to be carved out for Godoy.
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  • The king, the queen and Godoy were eventually removed to Rome, and Ferdinand to Valengay in France.
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  • It was primarily a military station and transport post on the road to Peru, but after the discovery of the rich silver deposits near Chanarcillo by Juan Godoy in 1832 it became an important mining centre.
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  • Godoy in his memoirs asserts that Escoiquiz sought to gain his favour by flattery.
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  • Escoiquiz was in fact a busy and pushing member of the literary clique which looked up to Godoy as its patron.
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  • As Ferdinand grew up, and after his marriage with a Neapolitan princess, he became the centre of a court opposition to Godoy and to his policy of alliance with France.
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  • France and Spain were then about to partition Portugal, and the Spanish forces were beginning to invade that land, when the court of Lisbon succeeded, owing (it is said) to the free use of bribes, in inducing Godoy, the Spanish minister, and Lucien Bonaparte to sign the preliminaries of peace on the 6th of June 1801 at Badajoz.
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  • Affairs were left to be directed by his wife and her lover Godoy (q.v.).
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  • For Godoy the king had an unaffected liking, and the lifelong favour he showed him is almost pathetic. When terrified by the French Revolution he turned to the Inquisition to help him against the party which would have carried the reforming policy of Charles III.
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  • He simply obeyed the impulse given him by the queen and Godoy.
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  • When he was told that his son Ferdinand was appealing to the emperor Napoleon against Godoy, he took the side of the favourite.
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  • He accepted a pension from the French emperor and spent the rest of his life between his wife and Godoy.
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  • Godoy, who had recently received the title of duke of Alcudia.
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  • Godoy, who was at once the queens lover and the personal favorite of the king, had no experience of the routine of office, and no settled policy.
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  • Under the circumstances the queen and Godoy hastened to follow the example set by Prussia, and concluded the treaty of Basel with France (1l95).
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  • The terms were unexpectedly favorable, and so great was the joy excited in Madrid that popular acclamation greeted the bestowal upon Godoy of the title of Prince of the Peace.
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  • Spain found herself tied hand and foot to the French republic. Godoy had to satisfy his allies by the encouragement of reforms which both he and his mistress loathed, and in 1796 the veil was removed by the conclusion of the treaty of San Ildefonso.
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  • It was in vain that Godoy sought to secure the friendship of the reforming party by giving office to two of its most prominent members, Jovellanos and Saavedra.
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  • Godoy found himself between two parties, the Liberals and the Ultramontanes, who agreed only in hatred of himself.
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  • The Spanish invasion commanded by Godoy in person, met with no resistance, and th prince ventured to conclude a peace on his own authority by which Portugal promised to observe a strict neutrality on condition that its territories were left undiminished.
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  • Godoy, since his return, had abandoned all connection with the reforming party.
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  • It was not difficult to bribe Godoy, who was conscious that his position could not be maintained after the death of Charles IV.
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  • Godoy, who discovered the intrigue, induced Charles IV.
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  • On the fall of Florida Blanca, Moratin found another patron in Godoy, who provided him with a pension and the means for foreign travel; he accordingly visited England, where he began a prose translation of Hamlet, printed in 1798 but never performed.
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  • At the same time he persuaded the weak king of Spain (Charles IV.) and his corrupt minister Godoy to permit a French army to pass through Spain towards Portugal; while under a secret treaty signed at Fontainebleau on the 27th of October 1807 Spanish troops were to support the French.
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