A Brief History of Portugal
Index of Articles
Part I The House of Avis & Dom João I starting 1386
Part II The House of Avis and Dom João I continued
Part III Dom Joao II & The Voyages of Discovery
Part IV Dom Manuel I, Vasco da Gama & the prized route to the Indies
Part V The Devout, The Desired & The Cardinal King
Part VI Dom Phillip I of Portugal (Phillip II of Spain)
Part VII The Return of Portuguese Rule - The House of Braganza
Part VIII Dom Joao IV & a pot pourri of marriages, deaths & treaties
Part IX From Wool & Port to Gold & Diamonds, Portugal is the place to be now
Part X Major Earthquake in Lisbon & the Battle of Trafalgar
Part X1 Turbulent Times
Part X11 Dona Maria Abolishes Religious Orders
Part X111 Political Parties start to emerge
Part XIV Start of the Republics
Addendum - What's in a name?
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You can also select from a range of holiday apartments in this part of Portugal, including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments in a choice of superb locations along the wonderful Algarve coastline.
Finally, if your preference is to enjoy your holidays in Portugal in the relaxing luxury of a hotel, we can recommend a comfortable hotel in Praia da Luz in the Algarve.
At Algarve Retreats, we provide Algarve villas for independently organised travel. Many of the properties listed are rented out directly by the property owners and your booking will be made with them.
However, our aim is also to provide the best service possible, offering access to holiday flights to Portugal, car hire and travel insurance at reasonable prices, plus we have local partners in the Algarve to ensure that your holidays in Portugal meet your expectations.
Algarve Retreats Ltd.
8 Gypsum Way
Draycott in the Clay
Tel: 0870 7428100
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