The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 06-30-2008, 09:57 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: West Bend, United States
Posts: 45
Portuguese History

I had posted the following in the Royal Library forum under the thread Books on Portuguese History, but thought I would start another thread here in this forum to get others' comments and observations about Portuguese history.

"I just finished reading Portugal: A Companion History. I found it very helpful, providing a good, quick overview of the history of Portugal. I had one observation about Portugal's history. It seems that when Portugal experienced instability and turmoil, it was because it was attempting to negotiate its way through the conflicts between Spain, France, England and/or the Dutch, or these powers were attempting to pit Portugal against their enemies. No wonder Portugal had such difficult times."

There may be those who will disagree with me on this point, but I have to have some sympathies with even the "unpoplular" monarchs during those times since it would have been no easy feat to maintain the sovereignty and integrity of the Portuguese nation. Just the fact that Portugal maintained its integrity and sovereignty while being subjected to great forces that could have pulled it apart, should make the Portuguese people very proud of their history and themselves as a people.


__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Loule, Portugal
Posts: 3
Kingdom of the Algarves

What about a little discussion on the Kingdom of the Algarves?
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-10-2015, 03:39 PM
Blog Real's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 6,111
What do you know about the Kingdom of the Algarve?
The Kings of Portugal were later kings of the Algarve.
__________________
My blogs about monarchies
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-10-2015, 04:22 PM
lazuli's Avatar
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posts: 1,937
Quote:
Originally Posted by JorgeC View Post
What about a little discussion on the Kingdom of the Algarves?

There's no such thing as the Kingdom of Algarve since the XIII century. Algarve was, by that time, under muslim domain and was finally conquered from the Moors in 1249 by the portuguese king Alphonse III. It's portuguese territory since then. In fact Algarve is the southest region in Portugal facing the Atlantic ocean and close to North Africa...
I should know, i'm portuguese after all...
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
portuguese history


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kingdom of Bhutan hrhcp Other Reigning Houses 821 Today 03:37 AM
Kingdom of Cambodia Dennism Other Reigning Houses 292 06-10-2021 11:07 AM
The Kingdom of Belgium saxon Belgian Royal History 25 07-22-2019 01:29 AM
Kingdom of Sikkim Dennism Other Non-Reigning Houses and Historical Monarchies 7 08-03-2010 11:07 AM




Popular Tags
abu dhabi america american history archie mountbatten-windsor background story biography birth britain britannia british royal family buckingham palace camilla camilla parker-bowles camilla parker bowles china china chinese ming dynasty asia asian emperor royalty qing chinese clarence house commonwealth countries countess of snowdon daisy doge of venice doll duchess of sussex duke of cambridge duke of sussex edward vii elizabeth ii family life fashion and style george vi gustaf vi adolf hello! hereditary grand duchess stéphanie hereditary grand duke guillaume hypothetical monarchs jack brooksbank jewellery kensington palace king willem-alexander książ castle line of succession list of rulers mountbatten names nepal nepalese royal jewels plantinum jubilee prince charles of luxembourg prince constantijn prince harry princess ariane princess catharina-amalia princess chulabhorn princess chulabhorn walailak princess dita princess eugenie princess laurentien queen louise queen maxima resusci anne royal ancestry solomon j solomon spain speech suthida taiwan thailand united states of america wales


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:52 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021
Jelsoft Enterprises
×