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During the Portuguese Civil War, better known as the Liberal Wars, from 1828 to 1834 (see my previous note and photo), emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil abdicated in favor of his son, who became emperor Dom Pedro II, and returned to Portugal as king Dom Pedro IV. He went first to the Azores, which were in the hands of the liberal partisans. Then, with the help of English and Spanish liberals, Pedro's military expedition landed on July 8, 1832, on the beaches between Pampelido and Mindelo (this photo) and attacked Miguel's army in Porto. Pedro's men became famous as the Braves of Mindelo.
Mindelo got the fame, but the real landing was in fact on the beach now called Memória, where there is now a monument (click for photo of Rui (rui_seabra)).
This last war in Portugal would end two years later with Miguel's capitulation in the Convention of Evoramonte.
Don't confuse this town of Mindelo, Northern Portugal, with the city of Mindelo, Cape Verde, which story I'll tell you in my next post.
Location in WikiMapia: 41.3104048, -8.740654.

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