1st Edition

Commercial Relations of England and Portugal

By A.B.W. Chapman, V.M. Shillinton Copyright 1928
    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    384 Pages
    by Routledge

    First Published in 2005. This book looks at the commercial relations between England and Portugal during the mediaeval period, including merchant trading. Due to the relations between Prince Henry the Navigator, and Vasco da Gama, the Anglo - Portuguese alliance, of which the origins can be traced back to the time of the crusades, and which lasted practically during the whole mediaeval period, is almost unique in the history of the Middle Ages for the care with which it was maintained, for its popularity in both countries, and for its beneficial results to both parties.



    1. The alliance between England and Portugal in the Middle Ages

    2. Early commercial relations between England and Portugal

    3. Growth & development between England and Portugal

    4. Risks and vicissitudes of the trade

    5. General conditions of the Anglo-Portuguese trade about the middle of the fifteenth century


    1. Colonial rivalry, 1487-1580

    2. The company of merchants trading to Spain and Portugal, 1577-1640

    3. The Lisbon factory and the Treaty of 1654, 1640-1654

    4. The Methuen treaty, 1654-1703

    5. The English factories in Portugal and the Brazil trade, 1660-1756

    6. The company of the wines of the Alto Douro, 1756-1787

    7. The Brazil trade, 1786-1807



    V.M. Shillinton Cairns Research Student of Girton College, Cambridge. A.B. Wallis Chapman Honours School of Modern History, Oxford.