João Paulo Pereira da Silva
British Community and Family History
In the period 1834-65 certain figures from amongst the British Factory displayed an unusually close relationship with Portugal and its culture, in contrast to the bulk of the British community that remained impervious to outside cultural interests. In 1884 William Richard Harris and John Thomas Quillinan established The Lusitanian with the intention of informing the British about Portugal and its culture, thereby attempting to overcome the barrier of "ignorance and prejudice".
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