Ron B. Thomson
The Portuguese Civil War of 1826-1834
Based on the author’s book entitled ‘The Concession of Evoramonte - The Failure of Portuguese Liberalism in the Nineteenth Century’. This book discusses the political events of 1807-1853, focusing on the role of the monarchy, as played out by Dom João VI, Dom Pedro IV, Dom Miguel and Dona Maria II. It also outlines the various attempts to establish liberalism in Portugal, beginning with the 1820 revolution and the 1823 counter-revolution, through Dom Pedro’s Constitutional Charter - rejected by Dom Miguel in 1826, the War of the Two Brothers and the reestablishment of a constitutional monarchy, the Setembrismo of 1836, and the reinstatement of the Constitutional Charter in 1842.
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