Editors. "Sicily is declared independent of Naples". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18144, accessed 22 December 2014.]
Sicily declares itself independent of Naples, and retains autonomy for sixteen months, before the Bourbons regain control of the island in May 1849.
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