Editors. "Ferdinand VII of Spain refuses to leave Madrid despite French invasion". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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Ferdinand VII of Spain refuses to leave Madrid in the face of French invasion. In response, he is declared to be temporarily incapacitated, and a provisional Regency of the Cortes is established to replace him.