Aljubarrota

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Aljubarrota

(əlzho͞obər-rô`tə), village, Leiria dist., W central Portugal, in Beira Litoral. On Aug. 14, 1385, it was the site of the momentous battle in which the Portuguese, aided by English archers, defeated the forces of the Spanish King John I of Castile, thus assuring Portuguese independence. Nuno Álvares Pereira was the Portuguese hero of the battle.