December 1,1640: Portuguese Restoration War Portugal’s Revolution of 1640 ended the 60 year rule of Portugal by Spain. Peace was restored in 1668 with the help of English mediation, by the Treaty of Lisbon, ending the Iberian Union. The House of Braganza was established as Portugal's new ruling dynasty, replacing the Spanish House of Habsburg.
A Pirate's ship, battle worn, sailing on. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing battle inside my soul, ... the sea is rough, and visibility is limited. That's when I put my trust in the Lord. No pirate am I!
Cabral (center-left, pointing) sights the Brazilian mainland for the first time on 22 April 1500. This Day in History: Apr 22,1500: Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/
Vasco da Gama Tower and bridge. Love to #travel to #Lisbon? Add this in your #bucketlist. Visit "City is Yours" http://www.cityisyours.com/explore to discover amazing bucket lists created by local experts. #bucket #list