New book reveals how a lowly British girl conquered high society and seduced then ruined a king


Was Lola history”s greatest mistress New book reveals how a lowly British girl conquered high society and seduced then ruined a king

11:40 PM on 30th September 2011

In her short life Lola Montez had at least 25 lovers and three marriages - two of them bigamous

In her short life Lola Montez had at least 25 lovers and three marriages – two of them bigamous

With no other means of supporting herself, Lola became a mistress to a number of wealthy men in London (pictured: Lola portrayed in the film Royal Flash)

With no other means of supporting herself, Lola became a mistress to a number of wealthy men in London (pictured: Lola portrayed in the film Royal Flash)

At 23 Lola moved to Paris where she shared her favours with - reputedly - the father of the great novelist Alexandre Dumas

At 23 Lola moved to Paris where she shared her favours with – reputedly – the father of the great novelist Alexandre Dumas (pictured)