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An Account of the War in Portugal between Don Pedro and Don Miguel

An Account of the War in Portugal between Don Pedro and Don Miguel
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History

  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108054195

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  • Charles Napier (1786–1860) served in the Royal Navy for sixty years. A brave yet controversial commander, he became one of the most popular naval officers in Britain for his role in many battles during the Napoleonic, Anglo-American, Syrian and Crimean wars. He also served as an MP in Parliament. In this two-volume work, originally published in 1836, Napier gives a first-hand account of the Portuguese Civil War, in which he was a key participant. Between 1828 and 1834, a conflict of succession occurred between two brothers, the progressive constitutionalist Don Pedro and the authoritarian absolutist Don Miguel. In 1833, Napier led the Liberal fleet which defeated Don Miguel. He remained in Portugal for some time after the surrender to fight pockets of Miguelite resistance.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108054195
    • length: 748 pages
    • dimensions: 218 x 142 x 46 mm
    • weight: 0.955kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Captain Peak occupies Santiago
    2. Reduction of the naval force
    3. Position of the armies of the queen and Don Miguel
    4. Marvao surprised by a party under d'Abreu
    5. Lord Howard de Walden replaces Lord W. Russell as ambassador at Lisbon
    6. Propositions for putting an end to the contest
    7. Narrative of military operations resumed
    8. Don Miguel sends Louis de Bourmont with troops into Algarve
    9. Occurrences at Oporto
    10. The author sails to attempt Figueira
    11. The Chaves cavalry come over to the queen
    12. Causes which led to Don Miguel's downfall
    Appendix. Volume 2: Preface
    1. State of Portugal after the decease of Don John
    2. Administration formed by Don Pedro
    3. Feelings of the troops and islanders
    4. General attack on the Miguelite army behind the Souza
    5. Count Villa Flor attacks the Miguelites on the south of the Tagus
    6. The Miguelites attack Oporto
    7. Successful attack on Villa Nova, by the troops of Don Pedro
    8. Oporto strictly blockaded
    9. The Miguelites are foiled in an attack on Oporto
    10. Reception of the author at Oporto
    11. Difficulty in obtaining water
    12. The queen's fleet anchors in Lagos bay
    13. Folly of Don Miguel's ministers
    14. Don Pedro arrives in Lisbon
    15. Description of the entrenchments of Lisbon
    16. General Macdonnell replaces Bourmont as commander of the Miguelite army

  • Author

    Charles Napier

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