Previous History Presentations

Talks all given by Peter Kingdon Booker, except where indicated

Museu do Trajo São Brás


2005

Friday 24 June The French Invasions
Friday 26 August The Portuguese Empires
Friday 30 September Historical Walk in São Brás
Friday 21 October The Battle of Trafalgar (at Flor da Serra)
Friday 25 November Portugal in the World Wars

2006

Friday 27 January The Earthquake of 1755
Friday 24 February Casa Afonsina Trevor Heywood
Friday 31 March Prince Henry the Navigator
Friday 28 April The Other Algarve – Portugal in Morocco
Friday 30 June House of Burgundy Trevor Heywood
Friday 28 July The Marques de Pombal
Friday 29 September The Empire of Brazil 1
Friday 27 October The Empire of Brazil 2
Friday 24 November The Battle of Agincourt (at Oasis Restaurant)

2007

Friday 26 January Printing in Portugal Paulo Heitlinger
Tuesday 6 February Prince Henry the Navigator (for AAA Loulé & Lagoa)
Friday 23 February Aljubarrota
Friday 30 March Royal Houses of Portugal Trevor Heywood
Monday 23 April Shakespeare´s Kings
Friday 27 April Fortifications of Tavira
Friday 25 May The Portuguese Inquisition
Tuesday 5 June Fortificationsof Tavira (for AAA Loulé & Lagoa)
Friday 29 June Salazar
Friday 28 September Portuguese Heroes & Villains of the 20th Century 1
Friday 26 October Implantation of the Republic
Tuesday 20 November Prince Henry the Navigator (BHS Lisbon)
Friday 30 November The Royal House of Habsburg Trevor Heywood
Tuesday 4 December Implantation of the Republic (for AAA Loulé & Lagoa)

Friday talks in the Municipal Library in Tavira

2008

Friday 25 January Portugal in WWI
Sunday 10 February The Battles of Roliça and Vimeiro (at Quinta Fonte do Bispo)
Thursday 14 February Implantation of the Republic (at Vila Sol)
Thursday 21 February Portugal in WWI (at Vila Sol)
Thursday 28 February Salazar (at Vila Sol)
Friday 29 February Portuguese Heroes & Villains of the 20th Century 1
Thursday 6 March Portuguese Heroes & Villains of the 20th Century 1 (at Vila Sol)
Thursday 27 March Wars of decolonialisation (at Vila Sol)
Friday 28 March Wars of decolonialisation
Monday 7 April Carnation Revolution (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Thursday 10 April Carnation Revolution (at Vila Sol)
Tuesday 15 April Portugal in WW1 (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Thursday 17 April Portugal´s African Empire (at Vila Sol)
Friday 18 April Carnation Revolution
Saturday 26 April Corunna to Talavera (at Hotel Vila Galé)
Thursday 8 May Balsa the Lost City (at Vila Sol)
Thursday 15 May Balsa the Lost City (at Vila Sol)
Tuesday 20 May Salazar (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Thursday 29 May The Earthquake of 1755 (at Vila Sol)
Friday 30 May Portugal in WWII
Thursday 5 June Portugal in WWII (at Vila Sol)
Tuesday 17 June Balsa (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Thursday 26 June Roliça & Vimeiro (at Vila Sol)
Friday 27 June Balsa
Tuesday 16 September Portuguese Heroes & Villains 20th Century 1 (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 26 September Portuguese Heroes & Villains 20th Century 2
Tuesday 21 October Portuguese Heroes & Villains 20th Century 2 (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 31 October The Oldest Ally
Tuesday 18 November The Oldest Ally (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 28 November Afonso de Albuquerque
Tuesday 16 December Afonso de Albuquerque (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Thursday 18 December The Peninsular War – an Overview

2009

Tuesday 20 January The Peninsular War – an Overview (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 30 January Opposition to Estado Novo
Tuesday 17 February Opposition to Estado Novo (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 27 February The Portuguese in the Far East
Tuesday 17 March The Portuguese in the Far East (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 27 March Conquest of the Algarve
Tuesday 21 April Conquest of the Algarve (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 24 April The Indian Empire
Wednesday 13 May The Battle of Talavera (Friends of British Cemetery Elvas)
Tuesday 19 May The Indian Empire (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 5 June The Illustrious Generation
Tuesday 16 June The Illustrious Generation (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 26 June The Perfect Prince
Tuesday 14 July The Perfect Prince (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Monday 20 July The Perfect Prince (at ASCA Almancil)
Monday 7 September The Perfect Prince (at ASCA Almancil)
Tuesday 15 September Portugal´s Wars against Castile (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 25 September Portugal´s Wars against Castile
Monday 5 October Portugal´s Wars against Castile (at ASCA Almancil)
Tuesday 20 October History of Tavira (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 30 October History of Tavira
Monday 2 November History of Tavira (at ASCA Almancil)
Wednesday 11 November The Battle of Talavera (at Hotel Garbe)
Tuesday 17 November Manueline Architecture (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Tuesday 24 November The Battle of Talavera (at Hotel Porta Nova)
Friday 27 November Manueline Architecture
Monday 7 December Manueline Architecture (at ASCA Almancil)
Tuesday 15 December The Jews in Portugal (at Convento S José Lagoa)
Friday 18 December The Jews in Portugal

Tuesday talks in the Municipal Library in Lagoa; Fridays in Municipal Library Tavira

2010

Monday 18 January The Jews in Portugal (at ASCA Almancil)
Tuesday 26 January Tuna Fishing in the Algarve
Friday 29 January Tuna Fishing in the Algarve
Monday 8 February Tuna Fishing in theAlgarve (at ASCA Almancil)
Tuesday 16 February D Sebastião
Friday 26 February D Sebastião
Tuesday 16 March Piracy in the Algarve
Monday 22 March D Sebastião (at ASCA Almancil)
Friday 26 March Piracy in the Algarve
Tuesday 20 April Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Algarvean President
Friday 30 April Manuel Teixeira Gomes, Algarvean President
Tuesday 18 May Foreigners in the Algarve
Friday 28 May Foreigners in the Algarve
Tuesday 15 June The Portuguese in Japan
Friday 25 June The Portuguese in Japan
Tuesday 20 July Muslim Forts in the Algarve
Friday 30 July Muslim Forts in the Algarve
Tuesday 21 September Romans in the Algarve David Johnson
Friday 24 September Romans in the Algarve David Johnson
Monday 27 September The Battle of Buçaco (at Estoi Palace)
Tuesday 19 October The Sephardic diaspora
Friday 29 October The Sephardic diaspora
Tuesday 16 November Military Orders in Portugal
Sunday 21 November The Mines of São Domingos (at Estalagem São Domingos)
Friday 26 November Military Orders in Portugal
Tuesday 14 December The Church of S Roque in Lisbon Ron B Thomson
Friday 17 December The Church of S Roque in Lisbon Ron B Thomson

2011

Tuesday 25 January Portuguese - the Language of Empire
Friday 28 January Portuguese - the Language of Empire
Wednesday 9 February Portuguese – the Language of Empire (BHS Porto)
Tuesday 22 February Portuguese Civil Wars in the 19th Century
Friday 25 February Portuguese Civil Wars in the 19th Century
Tuesday 8 March The Sephardic Diaspora (Anglo-Portuguese Society, London)
Tuesday 22 March Portugal and the Spanish Civil War
Friday 25 March Portugal and the Spanish Civil War
Tuesday 26 April That Article there – the British soldier in the Peninsula Steve Preston
Thursday 28 April That Article there – the British soldier in the Peninsula Steve Preston
Tuesday 24 May Portugal & the Western Front
Friday 27 May Portugal & the Western Front
Tuesday 21 June The Philippine Years
Friday 24 June The Philippine Years
Tuesday 26 July The Marquis of Pombal
Friday 29 July The Marquis of Pombal
Tuesday 27 September The Visigoths David Johnson
Friday 30 September The Visigoths David Johnson
Tuesday 25 October The Princes in the Tower Nick Lack
Friday 28 October The Princes in the Tower Nick Lack
Tuesday 22 November The Restoration of 1640
Friday 25 November The Restoration of 1640
Tuesday 13 December Stories & Myths from Portuguese History
Friday 16 December Stories & Myths from Portuguese History

2012

Tuesday 24 January Fuentes d´Oñoro & Albuera
Friday 27 January Fuentes d´Oñoro & Albuera
Tuesday 21 February Liberal State Ron B Thomson
Friday 24 February Liberal State Ron B Thomson
Tuesday 27 March Visigothic State
Friday 30 March Visigothic State
Tuesday 24 April St Paul´s Cathedral, London Chris Allen & David Hooper
Friday 27 April St Paul´s Cathedral, London Chris Allen & David Hooper
Tuesday 22 May Umayyad Invasion of Iberia
Friday 25 May Umayyad Invasion of Iberia
Tuesday 26 June The sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo & Badajoz
Friday 29 June The sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo & Badajoz
Tuesday 24 July Taifas & Al Andalus
Friday 27 July Taifas & Al Andalus
Tuesday 25 September Catherine of Braganza David Johnson
Friday 28 September Catherine of Braganza David Johnson
Tuesday 23 October Perkin Warbeck Nick Lack
Friday 26 October Perkin Warbeck Nick Lack
Tuesday 27 November Algarve and Al-andalus
Friday 30 November Algarve and Al-andalus
Saturday 1 December The Restoration of 1640 (Pessoa´s Café)
Tuesday 18 December Famous Algarvians
Friday 21 December Famous Algarvians

2013

Saturday 5 January The Battle Of Salamanca (at Bela Romão CC)
Tuesday 22 January The Earthquake of 1755
Friday 25 January The Earthquake of 1755
Thursday 31 January, the Republican Bank Holiday (Pessoa´s Café)
Friday 22 February Vasco da Gama
Tuesday 26 February Vasco da Gama
Friday 22 March The Portuguese Court in Brazil part 1 Rachel Barnard
Tuesday 26 March The Portuguese Court in Brazil part 1 Rachel Barnard
Tuesday 23 April Henry the Navigator
Friday 26 April Henry the Navigator
Tuesday 28 May Forts of Christian Algarve
Friday 31 May Forts of Christian Algarve
Tuesday 25 June Balsa
Friday 28 June Balsa
Tuesday 23 July Salazar
Friday 26 July Salazar
Tuesday 24 September The Ultimatum of 1890 David Johnson
Friday 27 September The Ultimatum of 1890 David Johnson
Tuesday 22 October The Duke of Windsor in Lisbon Nick Lack
Friday 25 October The Duke of Windsor in Lisbon Nick Lack
Sunday 17 November The Battle of Vittoria (at Bela Romão CC)
Tuesday 26 November Industries of the Algarve
Friday 29 November Industries of the Algarve
Tuesday 17 December Chaul & Diu: Portugal wins an Empire
Friday 20 December Chaul & Diu: Portugal wins an Empire

2014

Tuesday 28 January The Golden Age of Brazil
Friday 31 January The Golden Age of Brazil
Tuesday 25 February The Portuguese Court in Brazil part 2 Rachel Barnard
Friday 28 February The Portuguese Court in Brazil part 2 Rachel Barnard
Tuesday 25 March Afonso Henriques founds Portugal
Friday 28 March Afonso Henriques founds Portugal
Tuesday 22 April Political Prisons of the Estado Novo
Thursday 24 April Political Prisons of the Estado Novo
Tuesday 27 May Forts of Christian Algarve
Friday 30 May Forts of Christian Algarve
Tuesday 8 June Salazar, was he a disaster? (Anglo-Portuguese Society, London)
Tuesday 24 June Portugal & the Slave Trade
Friday 27 June Portugal & the Slave Trade
Tuesday 22 July The British in Portugal
Friday 25 July The British in Portugal
Tuesday 16 September Portugal´s Role in WW1 (Estoi Rotary)
Friday 19 September Portugal´s Role in World War 1 (BRCC)
Tuesday 23 September Anglo-Portuguese Relations after the Ultimatum David Johnson
Friday 26 September Anglo-Portuguese Relations after the Ultimatum David Johnson
Thursday 16 October Our Oldest Ally (Friends of British Cemetery, Hedingham symposium)
Tuesday 28 October Portuguese Empire in Asia Nick Lack
Friday 31 October Portuguese Empire in Asia Nick Lack
Tuesday 25 November The Dutch in Portugal
Friday 28 November The Dutch in Portugal
Tuesday 16 December The Toulouse Campaign
Friday 19 December The Toulouse Campaign

2015

Tuesday 20 January The British in Portugal (BHS Porto)
Thursday 22 January The British in Portugal (BHS Caldas)
Saturday 24 January The British in Portugal (BHS Lisbon)
Tuesday 27 January Why was Bad King John called Bad King John? Ron B Thomson
Friday 30 January Why was Bad King John called Bad King John? Ron B Thomson
Tuesday 24 February The Portuguese Inquisition Rachel Barnard
Friday 27 February The Portuguese Inquisition Rachel Barnard
Tuesday 17 March The Treaty of Windsor (Anglo-Portuguese Society, London)
Tuesday 24 March The Treaty of Windsor
Friday 27 March The Treaty of Windsor
Tuesday 21 April The Portuguese Inquisition in the Empire Rachel Barnard
Friday 24 April The Portuguese Inquisition in the Empire Rachel Barnard
Tuesday 26 May A History of Tavira – the built environment
Friday 29 May A History of Tavira – the built environment
Tuesday 23 June The Battle of Waterloo – a British victory?

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