Spanish invasion of Portugal (37 words)

Historical Context Note

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A Spanish force invades Portugal, after the Portuguese refuse to accept a Franco-Spanish order to close their ports to British ships and to remain neutral in this time of war. The Spanish later take Braganza and Almeida.

Editors. "Spanish invasion of Portugal". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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