Amarante's Insurrection in Portugal 1823

[ 1823 ]

During the drafting of Portugal's democratic constitution in 1823, Portuguese royalists staged two unsuccessful insurrections in an attempt to restore an absolute monarchy: the first from Vila Real and the second from Vila Franca de Xira...

Two broad divisions emerged in Portuguese society over the issue of the constitution. On the one hand were the liberals who defended it, and on the other, the royalists who favored absolutism. The first reaction to the new liberal regime surfaced in February 1823 in Trás-os-Montes where the count of Amarante, a leading absolutist, led an insurrection...

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