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Author:

 

Paulo Lowndes Marques


Report:

 

26


Page:

 

135


Year:

 

1999


Subject Matter:

 

Diplomatic and General History



Excerpt:

 

In 1884 Portugal reformed its "House of Peers" by abolishing the heriditary element. But there was a compromise. All those already in the House would remain. And there was a last-minute concession: those who at the date of passing of the law already had an heir could pass on his seat for a further generation. So, in reality little changed, until the fall of the monarchy in 1910.




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