Sir William Clinton was sent to Portugal with a small army by the Duke of Wellington, the then Prime Minister, ostensibly to protect Portugal from a Spanish invasion, but in practice to protect the Regency from the Absolutists. Nothing happened of note and he was recalled in 1828. Clinton was kicked badly by a mule to the delight of D. Miguel’s followers.
For more information, please see:
Portugal in 1826-1827. Letters of Lt. David Fitzgerald. 60th Rifles, Serving in Portugal.
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