Building of a Nation: Political History of Portugal – Part 3

Born from the marriage between Afonso Henriques and Mafalda of Savoy, Sancho I was called to the frontline of political action in 1170, due to his father being mostly incapacitated after the debacle of Badajoz. … More Building of a Nation: Political History of Portugal – Part 3

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Building of a Nation: Political History of Portugal – Part 2

Some of you may wonder how exactly Portugal was able to form and maintain independence, on a little corner of western Europe, over 800 years. That is what you are going to discover during this series of articles. … More Building of a Nation: Political History of Portugal – Part 2