After the duel, which killed her lover, Montez soured a bit on Paris and decided to give Munich a try.
When her father died of cholera, her mother remarried a British Lieutenant who had no understanding of how to raise a free-spirited, toddler girl who was prone to temperamental outbursts.
Her next marriage was to George Heald, a British cavalry officer who had come into quite a large inheritance.
This allows her to quickly prepare for competitions.
Wherever Lola went, chaos was sure to follow, though that never seemed to slow her down.