The noted writer, José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, was posted as a diplomat in England (1874-88) at a time when relations between Britain and Portugal were souring as a result of disputes over southern Africa, part of the so-called Scramble for Africa. His time in Britain made him well-qualified to comment on the repercussions of the January 1890 ‘British Ultimatum’, which he did in a lengthy letter for publication in Portugal.
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See also, Lord Salisbury's Ultimatum by Prof. H. Livermore. BHSP Annual Report 24 (1997) pp 147-171
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