Although she was renowned as a dancer and actress and as a power behind the throne in politics, "her true story has always been obscured by the web of lies that she herself contructed." The author draws on unpublished archives to reveal the truths.
It is 1842, and twenty-two year old Lola Montez seeks escape from a divorce trial. She accepts an offer to fulfil a few tasks for Juan de Grimaldi—a spy for the exiled Spanish queen. Going undercover, she falls dangerously in love and becomes a double agent, and is forced to flee to France, with a dangerous group of Loyalists in hot pursuit.
Lectures of Lola Montez (Countess of Landsfeld) Including Her Autobiography
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Lola Montez, on an outrageous dare, seduces King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The aging royal cannot resist her moves as a Spanish dancer, nor the exciting wardrobe malfunction which ensues. Meanwhile, Europe seethes with unrest. In 1848, Lola is the target of a terrifying witch hunt, and must save herself and also foment a remarkable revolution.