sábado, 6 de junio de 2015

June 6: Today is the anniversary of the coronation of Joseph Bonaparte as king of Spain in 1808.

Napoleon forced to abdicate Charles IV and Fernando VII, both of the House of Bourbon, and appointed Joseph Bonaparte, his elder brother as King of Spain, in a moment of Spanish revolts.

Joseph came to be King of Sicily, but his brother, the Emperor of France, needed in Spain, to impose the freedoms of the French Revolution in a village of anachronistic customs and retardant, dominated by the Catholic Church.

Joseph nicknamed "Pepe Bottles", priests from the pulpit that they wanted discrediting, because Joseph eliminated taxes on alcoholic beverages and authorized the extension of hours in liquor stores.

Some authors mention that he liked to drink water in silver cup and thought perhaps that water instead of drinking wine. Joseph Bonaparte ruled Spain from 1808 to 1813. The Spanish historians despise curia and more. Joseph implemented liberal policies, which were not necessarily anti-clerical.