Aljubarrota

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.
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The grandiosity of the architectural wonder lies on the fact that the monastery was constructed in fulfillment of a vow by King Joao to the Virgin Mary to commemorate the victory over the Castilians at Aljubarrota on Aug.
Pensamos na composicao anti-iberica Ecos de Aljubarrota (1868), na polemica travada com Tomas Ribeiro, de quem parodiou, com O Mal da Delfina: Parodia a Delfina do Mal por um Homem de Bem (1869), o poema A Delfina do Mal (1868), e nos vigorosos panfletos anticlericais Os Falsos Apostolos (1871) e O Bispo: Nova "Heresia" em Verso (1874).
A vitoria de Aljubarrota garantira a um rei adventicio uma legitimidade militar, e as resolucoes das cortes de Coimbra tinham procurado assegurar a legitimidade politica (44).
When an illegitimate son of King Pedro I defeated a Spanish army at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 to claim the Portuguese throne, the country was destitute, isolated, and unstable.
The Depiction of an Exemplary Royal Family at the Batalha Pantheon As explicitly indicated in his 1426 will, (14) Joao I had ordered the building of the monastery as a token of gratitude to Our Lady for her intercessory role in his military triumph against Castile in the Battle of Aljubarrota (1383), which eventually secured him the throne of Portugal.
Joao foi alcado rei de Portugal e depois conseguiu uma importante vitoria contra Castela na Batalha de Aljubarrota. A guerra entre os reinos ainda durou muito tempo, mas depois veio a paz.