Tag Archives: ex-pat histories

The remarkable queen of the Basques – Jeanne of Navarre #history

Extract from 1492 and all that! Henry II of Navarre married very well, to Marguerite of Angoulême the sister of King Francis I of France. Their daughter Jeanne d’Albret was… Read more »

The Great Lisbon Earthquake #history

Excerpt from 1492 and all that! On All Saints’ Day, 1 November 1755, Portugal and specifically Lisbon was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of over 8.5. It happened… Read more »

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