At the age of twenty he found himself possessed of effective autocratic power.
Chasles suggests 3 - as " a limited monarchy under an autocratic emperor."
All this, however, did not argue an intention on the part of the government to revert to the autocratic status quo.
Even in autocratic regimes, truth has a way of seeping in—which means today's dwindling crop of dictators has a serious problem.
The defeat of General Pepe by the Austrians at Rieti (March 7, 1821) and the re-establishment of King Ferdinands autocratic power under the protection of Austrian bayonets were the effective assertion of this principle.