The War of the Two Brothers

The Portuguese Civil War, 1828-1834

Sérgio Veludo Coelho

The Portuguese Civil War of 1828-1834, commonly known in Anglo-Saxon sources as the War of the Two Brothers, was until recently a forgotten conflict, even in Portuguese Military History. This book shows their uniforms, weapons, equipment, and tells the story of the armies involved.
Date Published :
June 2021
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
Musket to Maxim
Illustration :
25 b/w & 1 color illustrations, 21 pages color uniform plates, 8 b/w maps, numerous tables
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781914059261
Pages : 132
Dimensions : 9.77 X 7.09 inches
Stock Status : Available
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$39.95

Overview
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The Portuguese Civil War of 1828-1834, commonly known in Anglo-Saxon sources as the War of the Two Brothers, was until recently a forgotten conflict, even in Portuguese Military History. However, with the 200th years of the Liberal revolution in Portugal, the war between D.Pedro de Bragança, former Emperor of Brazil, King of Portugal and a moderate Liberal and his brother Miguel I, an resolute absolutist, was at the same time a civil and a succession conflict, splitting a country in two sides both social, ideological and military. But it also had a deep impact on European affairs since Liberal movements were spreading all over.

The Iberian Peninsula was no exception with a violent trend of conspiracies, military uprisings, and revolts. Monarchies were in turmoil as the political systems crumbling since the end of the Peninsular War, finally started to fall. Both English and French governments followed the Portuguese Question very closely, as the Liberal ideas in their most radical perspective could ignite other movements internally, as was already occurring in central and southern Europe, most notably in Italy. When the Portuguese civil war finally broke out with the landing of the Liberal Army of D. Pedro at the beach of Pampelido, in the 8th July 1832, his 8,300 men had hundreds of English and French mercenaries, Belgian, German and Italian volunteers, Polish refugees and Portuguese soldiers willing to risk their lives against the Miguelite Army of nearly 80,000 men.

This book shows their uniforms, weapons, equipment, and tells the story of two armies.

About The Author
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Sérgio Veludo Coelho is an Assistant Professor at the School of Education of Polytechnic of Porto , and has a Degree in Historical Sciences from the Portucalense University with the thesis "The fortifications of the Siege of Porto 1832-1833" awarded with Honourable Mention of the Prize of Contemporary History of the University of Minho. Master in Modern History from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Porto with the thesis "Military Costumes of Regeneration, Appearance and Reality 1848-1892". Post-graduate in Military History at the Lusíada University of Lisbon; Ph.D. in History at the Portucalense University Infante D. Henrique, with the thesis "Royal Arsenals of Lisbon and Porto 1800-1814" and National Defence Award 2010 by the Portuguese Committee on Military History and published by Fronteira do Caos Publishing. Researcher of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Education at the Polytechnic of Porto and researcher at the Catholic University of Porto. Founding member of the Portuguese Napoleonic Association; Member of the Historical Recreation Group of the Municipality of Almeida. Author of several books and articles in the scientific areas of Military History, Industrial History and Cultural Heritage. National Defence Auditor.

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