Revolution in Portugal is attempted but plotters soon arrested

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Historical Context Note


In Portugal, the Marquis of Tavora and his wife attempt to initate a revolution. They succeed in attacking and wounding King Joseph, but the plotters are soon arrested and many members of the Tavora family are executed.
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Citation:
Editors. "Revolution in Portugal is attempted but plotters soon arrested". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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