Malcolm S. Howe
British Community and Family History
1986 commemorated the 600th anniversary of oldest continuous alliance between nations, since Portugal and England formulated the Treaty of Windsor in 1386. This anniversary has been celebrated in many splendid ways and it is fitting that as the international congress is being held for the first time in Portugal in this anniversary year, the genealogy and heraldry of the British who were ennobled by Portuguese monarchs should be an appropriate subject of attention. There were some 40 families of British descent or connection who received titles of nobility in the 100 years before the Monarchy fell in Portugal in 1910. This survey attempts to analyse the reasons why they were honoured and to supplement and complement the genealogical and heraldic information that has appeared in print and for details reference should be made to the sources listed and the notes and appendices.
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