AN ACCOUNT OF THE WAR IN PORTUGAL BETWEEN Don PEDRO AND Don MIGUEL In 2 Volumes

£35.00

A rare and lucid account by a key British participant of the Portuguese Civil War (the War of the Two Brothers), this post-Napoleonic conflict between liberal constitutionalists and conservative absolutists in Portugal over royal succession that lasted from 1828 to 1834. Embroiled parties included the Kingdom of Portugal, Portuguese rebels, the United Kingdom, France, the Catholic Church and Spain.

This was a bloody conflict of brother against brother, one that was brewing for years, and fought over basic human rights and freedoms. Today, the Portuguese Civil War – like many post-Napoleonic 19th Century wars, sandwiched as they are between two major conflicts (the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War) – remains mostly forgotten, despite long-lasting impacts, and fought at huge cost to the participants.