English Crusaders who had embarked at Dartmouth on their way to what was later known as the 2nd Crusade, were persuaded by the Bishop of Oporto to help the young Portuguese King D. Afonso Henriques.Read More
The Basilica of Mártires in the Chiado area of Lisbon is dedicated to the English Crusaders who fell during the siege.Read More
After the sucessful siege of Lisbon by the Crusaders in 1147, D. Afonso Henriques appointed an Englishman as the first Bishop of Lisbon - Gilbert of Hastings (died 1166).Read More
Signed near Braga, between D. Fernando of Portugal and Edward III, regarding the latter’s son, John of Gaunt, ambitions to become King of Castille.
Philippa of Lancaster (1359-1415), daughter of John of Gaunt (1340-1399) was nominated as Lady of the Garter by Edward III. She attended her father’s funeral in 1399.
Battle of Aljubarrota fought between Portugal and Castille near the monastery of Batalha called this name due precisely to the battle won by Portugal with the help of English archers.Read More
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