A. R. W.
Diplomatic and General History
The following list is an attempt to place on record the names of all those diplomatic representatives who have been delegated by the British government to Portugal either as Special Envoys or as accredited residential Ministers to the Court of Portugal, and subsequently to the Portuguese Republic.
Owing to the absence of any full official record most of the names and dates given have been abstracted from sundry British and Portuguese publications, from documents of the old British Factory, or from old Chaplaincy and St. George’s Church reports; as well as from our own archives. As gaps always existed between the date of the official appointment and that of the presentation of the Envoy’s credentials – amounting often to a period of several months – dates given tend, in some instance as regards the earlier nominations, to be more or less approximate.
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