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D. João VI was practically made a prisoner in his palace of Bemposta by his younger son D. Miguel

1822

D. João VI was practically made a prisoner in his palace of Bemposta (built by Catherine of Braganza) by his younger son D. Miguel. The diplomatic corps rescued him and took him to safety aboard the Royal Navy “Windsor Castle”. He made Sir Edward Thorton, the British Minister, Count of Cacilhas.

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