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Author:

 

A. H. Norris


Report:

 

4


Page:

 

51


Year:

 

1977


Subject Matter:

 

Schools and Other Institutions



Excerpt:

 

The first of the three French invasions of Portugal during the Peninsular War took place in November 1807. It was unopposed. General Junot, with a small part of the army, entered Lisbon on 30 November and, as the remainder of his exhausted troops trickled in, various convents and other large buildings were requisitioned for their accommodation, including the English College, which was occupied on 17 December (1). Two hundred and eighty French officers and men were quartered there.The Superiors and students of the College were allowed to stay on in the building but were confined to the first floor, where the British Historical Society of Portugal now has its headquarters.




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