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Re: Stuart/Stewart Readme File
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2005, 08:27:21 AM »
hum, i don't think britain and portugal were ever too close (even as england and portugal)

portugal was allied to spain which was most of the time an enemy for england

portugal was a catholic country while england/britain was protestant (anglican...)

they were rivals for the sea domination and for the colonies...
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Re: Stuart/Stewart Readme File
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2005, 08:31:03 AM »
Speaking of colonies, when Catherine of Braganza married Charles II, she brought a dowry of the port of Tangiers and another whose name escapes me . . . Charles was eager to marry her for this, and Catherine's mother (the daughter of the duke who commanded the Spanish Armada) wanted Catherine to marry into an established royal house because the Braganza family was new to ruling Portugal.
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2005, 05:02:02 PM »
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Speaking of colonies, when Catherine of Braganza married Charles II, she brought a dowry of the port of Tangiers and another whose name escapes me . . . Charles was eager to marry her for this, and Catherine's mother (the daughter of the duke who commanded the Spanish Armada) wanted Catherine to marry into an established royal house because the Braganza family was new to ruling Portugal.



Wasn't the other port Bombay??

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Re: Stuart/Stewart Readme File
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2005, 05:14:16 PM »
Probably. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I can remember names and phone numbers, but anything else and I'm struggling.  ;)
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Re: Stuart/Stewart Readme File
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2005, 05:57:01 AM »
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hum, i don't think britain and portugal were ever too close (even as england and portugal)

portugal was allied to spain which was most of the time an enemy for england

portugal was a catholic country while england/britain was protestant (anglican...)



they were rivals for the sea domination and for the colonies...


Faith had nothing to do with it Ilyala,nor their rivalry in other fields.It's an absolute fact that Britain and Portugal are the oldest trade partners in Europe.It was port wine that connected them,very much so.In the northern Portugese city of Oporto,or Porto,there's still every prove of that,and very tasty proves at that.

Names as Taylor,Fladgate&Yeatman,Crofts,Cockburn etc etc are not quite portugese.Croft is there since 1678 fe,I add some links.

The caves in Porto are world reknown for it's port tasting,just make sure you sip only,as all caves are in a row and you go from one to the other,a fascinating experience,I can tell.If you wish to see the whole process in all of 'm,just sip,or you end up walking backwards.

I start with the best House of all,Taylors

http://www.taylor.pt

http://www.croftport.com

http://www.grahams-port.com

Furthermore,the people in the north of Portugal,have more of a Celtic background then their more southern and south compatriots,so it wasn't just the port wine....
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2005, 10:20:30 AM »
Hi  Lucien !

You're right: England and Portugal have been consistently allies since 1353. Exception for 1580-1640.

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Re: Stuart/Stewart Readme File
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2006, 07:19:03 PM »
Mary Queen of Scots is my hero!!!
I like William Wallace better though.

Yay! Yay Scots!!!! YOur bonnie and good yay!!

And you are thinking about not letting people smoke places!!!