Again, Malaga sided with Espartero in 1843, when he “pronounced” but had to fly into exile.
Espartero naturally kicked at this—as who would not in his place?
In 1834 Queen Christina was opposed, and in 1840 public opinion declared for Espartero.
"And a good soldier he was, Seorita," said Espartero, courteously.
The King also said that Espartero had been proclaimed sole regent and dictator in Spain.
They may sell Narvaez, as they sold Espartero, to the highest bidder.
The government of Espartero, capable of every evil, incapable of good, finally fell into odium with the people.
I obtained for him an introduction to General Espartero in Madrid.
The projected amnesty which Espartero so unfortunately agreed to, was the cause of this idea getting ground.
General Espartero forced back the Carlist forces step by step, and carried the fight into the Basque provinces.