THE WAR OF THE TWO BROTHERS: The Portuguese Civil War 1828-1834
The Portuguese Civil War of 1828-1834, also known as the War of the Two Brothers, chronicles the succession struggles between D. Pedro de Bragan?a, former Emperor of Brazil, King of Portugal and a moderate Liberal, and his brother Miguel I, an resolute absolutist. It split the country in two at all levels -- social, ideological, and military -- and spilled over into European affairs.
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. When the Portuguese civil war finally broke out with the landing of the Liberal Army of D. Pedro at the beach of Pampelido, on 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. 25 b/w & 1 color illustrations, 21 pages color uniform plates, 8 b/w maps, numerous tables.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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