Month: July 2018

THE ANGLO-PORTUGUESE SOCIETY – 70 YEARS OF HISTORY

In 1938 a group of business men in London with interests in Portugal planned a dinner in honour of the newly arrived Portuguese Ambassador , Dr. Armindo Monteiro. The affair held at The Dorchester Hotel on May 19th grew into a splendid occasion, attended by over three hundred people with the Rt. Hon. Sir Francis

NEW SOCIETY TO BE FORMED

The Chairman announced that it had been decided to form an Anglo-Portuguese Society.   He read a number of congratulatory telegrams, including one from Dr. Salazar, the Portuguese Prime Minister, expressing his pleasure at the initiative taken for the purpose of leading the Portuguese and English peoples to a more complete understanding. The Chairman added that

AUTHORITY WITH LIBERTY

Dr. Salazar, their Prime Minister, was the man who, in Portugal, succeeded in reconciling determined authority with individual liberty.   He discerned in the depths of their national character, the middle course between revolution and order, between tradition and social reform.   He said in a famous speech “We are not attracted by the mad rush of

DESTINY OF TWO PEOPLES

The presence of so many ladies had a symbolic significance. Two great ladies of the past played a dominant part in the Anglo-Portuguese friendship: Phillippa of Lancaster, Queen of Portugal;  Catherine of Braganza, Queen of England.   The former appeared at the birth of the alliance between the two countries;  the latter on its renewal during

MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

The Portuguese Ambassador, responding said that the gathering represented a most pleasing tribute of British good will towards his country, and he hoped that such a manifestation would have, both in Britain and Portugal, most happy results, reawakening the feeling of solidarity so long dormant. Those who had arranged the dinner had shown his countrymen,

Formation of The Anglo-Portuguese Society (extract from The Times)

A dinner in honour of the Portuguese Ambassador and Mme de Sttau Monteiro arranged by friends in this country who are closely connected with Portugal was held at The Dorchester last night.  Sir Francis Lindley, for some years British Ambassador in Lisbon, presided. Lord Harlech, in submitting the toast “Portugal” said that the accident of