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Bridge of Tavira - Tavira, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 37° 07.593 W 007° 39.003
29S E 619916 N 4109763
Quick Description: In this bridge took place a determinant action of the Portuguese civil was known as Crisis of 1383-85.
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/12/2012 2:19:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMFXB4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
Views: 4

Long Description:
In an unknown date, the forces supporting Dom João blocked the passage of the enemy, the supporters of the annexation of Portugal by what is now Spain (although in those times there was no such political entity).

The action marked the end of the belligerency in Algarve, the Southernmost region of the country.

The bridge is still there, in the historical center of Tavira, and there is a beautiful commemorative panel there.

The following text about the conflict was taken from Wikipedia but visiting the link will provide you with further information about this war, which ended with the unexpected Portuguese victory in the battle of Aljubarrota (visit link)

The 1383–1385 Crisis was a period of civil war in Portuguese history that began with the death of King Ferdinand I of Portugal, who left no male heirs, and ended with the accession to the throne of King John I in 1385, in the wake of the Battle of Aljubarrota.

"In Portugal, this period is also known as the "Portuguese Interregnum", since it is a period when no crowned king reigned. The period is interpreted in Portuguese popular history as a Portuguese national "resistance movement" countering Castilian intervention, as the "great revealer of national consciousness", as Robert Durand expressed it. The role of the burgesses and nobles that established the Aviz dynasty (a branch of the Portuguese House of Burgundy) securely on an independent throne can be contrasted with the centrifugal pull of aristocratic factions against a centralised monarchy in the English War of the Roses and with national and political aspects of the Hundred Years' War being waged in France."
Name of Battle:
Bridge of Tavira

Name of War: Portuguese 1383-1385 Crisis

Date(s) of Battle (Beginning): 1/1/1383

Entrance Fee: Not Listed

Parking: Not Listed

Date of Battle (End): Not listed

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