Diplomatic and General History
Since my arrival in London, I tried to identify the possible locations of former Portuguese Embassies in this capital. It has not been an easy task.
Governments always wish their representations, in foreign capitals, to be near the centres of decision of the accrediting country. London has, in this respect been a very dynamic example and, due to different reasons, the centre of power has shifted from the Tower of London, in medieval times, westwards along the Thames. Therefore the parts of London where it was fashionable or prestigious to live, moved along, generally, in accordance with the place chosen for the Royal Residence.
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