Mrs Virginia Rau, PhD
The article reproduces an article first published in the annual report of 1946. The Restoration of Portugal of 1640, which ended the Spanish domination in Portugal, coincided with a period of particular unrest in Britain before, during and after the Civil War. Dependent on whether the opinions of the consul were of royalist or anti-royalist character, in like measure was he supported or opposed by his fellow countrymen who held similar or contray views. Thus consuls were continually being challenged.
The article (pdf) can be downloaded here
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