Lola Montez was the world's most beautiful and erotic woman in the 19th century. The time she shined the brightest was when she was on the stage, and she loved it. Irish by birth and Spanish noble by claim, she fascinated, captivated and lived off some of the most renowned men of her time. Lola bedded authors Alexandre Dumas, (The Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Christo), Victor Hugo, (Les Miserable, The Hunchback of Notre Dame), Franz Liszt (composer, virtuoso pianist) Lord Palmerston (Great Britain's Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister), Princes, Kings, A Maharaja, Czar Nicholas of Russia, musicians and students while acting as a secret agent for England. Lola became courtesan to King Ludwig of Bavaria who bestowed the title of Duchess of Landsfeld on her.
Lola brokered agreements between Russia and England. Obstructed an Austrian-French Alliance, thwarted Count von Metternich of Austria and defeated the Jesuits in a battle for political control of Europe. She caused the abdication of Ludwig, King of Bavaria. Second only to Queen Victoria in power, Lola Montez became the catalyst for the 1848 European revolutions and the confederation of Germanic States into the nation of Germany.
Her stage career ended when she became a religious penitent in Brooklyn, New York.
This historical fiction has been researched and written by the award winning author, Dov Silverman. Inspired by Barbara Tuchman's use of historical fiction to tell the truth, he sometimes extrapolated time and location about the most fascinating, intelligent and extraordinarily beautiful woman of her time. He believes Lola would have approved.