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In the 1890s, the world economic recession, a decline in wine exports, Portuguese national bankruptcy and the loss of central Africa after the British Ultimatum all left Portugal in dire straits...

I recently purchased this postcard at a boot fair … “Dear friend. A thousand times thank you for your postcard, after all, we escaped despite the portion of bullets, but frankly we still had a...

In June a charity premiere was held in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the movie ‘Zulu’ which depicted the Battle of Rorke’s Drift fought in Natal, South Africa in 1879. Funds raised...

On the auspicious date of June 10 (the Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities), Peter gave his second talk to the Anglo-Portuguese Society (APS) and there was a full house at the...

Legacy of an agricultural era

Transforming the landscape of Southern Iberia, the waterwheel was the single most important item of technology to be introduced in the 8th century, shortly after Arab forces invaded from Morocco...

June 13 is Lisbon’s bank holiday dedicated to Santo António (Saint Anthony) but it is not another typical day off work! Lisbon’s celebrations, which also commemorate Saint João and Saint Pedro,...

One of the first actions of the new republic on October 12 1910 was to abolish all 14 of the religious holidays previously enjoyed in Portugal, and to create five national bank holidays: January 1...

One story of chocolate, another of Portugal

Last month, I wrote about my trip to the UK and the start of my exploration of sugar, chocolate and the links to Portugal. It all started with reading Beatrice, a book about the Quaker, Beatrice...

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