Godoys agents, the ministers, were swept aside by the popular revolt, .and their place was taken by local juntas, or committees, and then by a central junta formed from among them, which ruled despotically in the name of the captive king.
Could have ruled despotically if he had been able to govern well.
Maria Christina \v~)u1(l have ruled despotically if she could, and began by announcing that material changes would not be made in the method of government.
It was a confused conflict between the constant attempt 1e f of the court to rule despotically, with a mere ~UabeOI1a II.
The part of the queen to rule despotically, by the help of reckless adventurers of mean capacity, and by brute violence.