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1808 : the flight of the emperor : how a weak prince, a mad queen, and the British navy tricked Napoleon and changed the new world /

Incapable of fending off Napoleon, Portugal's Prince Regent Joao ruling since 1799 in the stead of his demented mother bluffed France with promises of surrender while signing a secret agreement with Britain to secure safe passage to Brazil for Joao and his entire court, comprising up to 15,000...

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Main Author: Gomes, Laurentino, 1956-
Other Authors: Nevins, Andrew, (Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Portuguese
Published: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2013.
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