As part of the celebrations of the Bicentennial of Brazil’s Independence (1822-2022), the journalist Armando Seixas Ferreira presents his book “1821 – The Return of the King” in the library. An event for everybody interested in the history of Portugal.
The study focuses on a decisive moment in the History of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil, and the Algarves. The change of the Kingdom’s capital from Rio de Janeiro back to Lisbon, and of a sequence of events that will culminate in Brazil’s Independence in 1822. The work is based on previously unpublished sources to paint a faithful portrait of the voyage of the Portuguese royal family and its entourage, what life was like on board a 19th century warship, but of its political consequences.