Jonathon Riley, HB 222 ppp numerous b/w maps, photos and prints. Helion and Co. (by J. F. Crathorne)
At the Restoration of Charles II in 1660, the mighty New Model Army that had defeated his father and sustained Cromwell in power was disbanded. A remnant, however, was sent to Portugal to help that country maintain its newly won independence from Spain, as part of the settlement following Charles’ marriage to the Portugese Infanta, Catherine of Braganza. King Charles was only too glad to find a home for Cromwell’s soldiers and redundant Royalist cavalry and Portugal was relieved to be able to count on their presence in the face of border raids and expeditions by the Spanish bent on regaining Portugal after sixty years (1580-1640).
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