Annual Report 36
Historical links between Portugal and England
Dom Miguel (illustrated) was exiled in 1834 and never returned to Portugal alive. He lived in Rome until 1847, supported by Pope Gregory XVI, but on his death in 1846 the new Pope Pius IX was less accommodating. Miguel then went to England, where he was almost penniless and depended on the support of his agent Antonio Ribeiro Saraivo. He left London in 1851 to marry Princess Adelheid of Löwenstein-Werheim-Rosenberg in Bavaria. He died in 1866 after an energetic horse ride.
The article mainly describes Miguel’s time in London and the diplomatic situation his arrival there caused. The author quotes a letter from Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister, to Queen Victoria, which included the comment that Miguel could not leave England because he owed around two thousand pounds.
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