The Portuguese Court in Brazil

Rachel Barnard will present the second half of the story of ‘The Portuguese Court in Brazil’ on February 25 in the Lagoa Municipal Library at 6pm and on February 28 in the Tavira Municipal Library at 11am.
Having narrowly escaped capture by Napoleon’s troops, the royal family settled in Rio de Janeiro, where they stayed for 13 years. In this time, Brazil was raised in status to a kingdom and this change precipitated the declaration of Brazilian Independence in 1822.
The tragic story of the marriage of D. João VI to D. Carlota Joaquina of Spain has its amusing side, and their public disagreements and infidelities would not disgrace the pages of a novel.
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