In partnership with Vista Alegre, a commemorative plate has been created to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. The design was inspired by the coat of arms of Queen Catherine of Braganza, which is in The Queen’s Chapel, St James’s Palace in London, where the launch event of Portugal-UK 650 took place. The Queen’s Chapel in St James’s Palace was the private chapel of  Queen Catherine of Braganza, wife of King Charles II of Great Britain and daughter of King John IV of Portugal.

The coat of arms in this commemorative plate combines  the arms of the United Kingdom and of Portugal, against a background of red and white roses, and Tudor roses. The Tudor rose is the floral heraldic emblem of England  and is used by Monarchs of the United Kingdom. It takes the name and origin from the House of Tudor  which united the House of Lancaster (whose heraldic emblem is a red rose),  and the House of York (whose heraldic emblem is a white rose), thus putting an end to the dynastic War of the Roses. The Tudor rose consists of five white inner petals, representing the House of York, and five red outer petals to represent the House of Lancaster.

The back of the Commemorative Plate has  a summary of the beginnings of the Anglo- Portuguese Alliance and a quotation from the Treaty of Alliance of 1373.

You can acquire the plate at  Vista Alegre website following this link.

Limited edition (195), with gold and hand painted elements.

Height: 25 mm; Width 275 mm; Lenght 350 mm. weight  1340 gr.


CTT – Correios de Portugal (Postal Mail of Portugal) has issued a Postal card of the Republic with a commemorative stamp to mark  the 650 years of the Treaty of Tagilde.





Commemorative Watch to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance in partnership with the British brand Isotope.

Media Partner: Espiral do Tempo /Spiral du Temp

The Watch Old Radium Portugal-UK 650 includes elements alluding to the maritime history of Portugal and the United Kingdom and debuts an unprecedented dial in the collection of the Isotope brand founded by José Mendes Miranda. The 40mm bronze case refers to the conquest of the seas — bronze being an alloy always used in a nautical environment. The white dial with a contrasting black outer ring for the minute scale features an enamel coating. The hands and numerals match the bronze on the case, while the textured leather strap with a bronze buckle provides an ideal complement. The titanium caseback is engraved with the number of the limited edition and the sapphire glass features the coat of arms of Portugal-UK 650 that combines elements of the coats of arms of Portugal and England in 1373 and 2023, revealing a 40-hour power reserve Swiss Landeron 24 automatic movement underneath.

The watch can be bought from the website of Isotope


Technical Specifications

  • Brushed CuSn8 Bronze case, sandblasted Titanium exhibition case back exclusively painted with the coats of arms of England and Portugal
  • Case diameter 40mm X 47mm (with lugs)
  • Height 10.1mm
  • Anti-reflective crystal sapphire
  • Screw-down crown at 3 o’clock
  • White Milk Enamelled dial with bold Arabic numbers coated with Old Radium SuperLuminova, Date window at 3 o’clock
  • Isotope Brushed Bronze Sword hands applied with Old Radium luminescent coating
  • Water-resistance 100m / 10 atm / 330 ft (Light swim rated)
  • 20mm Quick-release Black Italian calfskin strap with bespoke Bronze Brushed Buckle

Swiss Landeron Mechanical Movement

  • Automatic, self-winding
  • Power reserve 40 hours
  • 25 Jewels, 28800A/h
  • Accuracy -12/+12 s/day
  • Decorated, Côtes de Genève, perlage




The Tagilde Monument is a pottery piece identical to the commemorative monument  in stone, which was set up in Tagilde to mark the signature of the Treaty of Tagilde that took place there on 10th July 1372. Designed by the Municipality of Vizela, it comes with a box containing a historical review of the Treaty.  Available in 6 colours. To buy one please contact the Tourism Office of Vizela:


In partnership with Taylor’s Port, a commemorative Port Wine gift box was created to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.


A commemorative wooden plaque to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese has been erected in Braga, Portugal. The Plaque was inaugurated by His Majesty’s  Ambassador to Portugal Chris Sainty.



Two trees have been planted to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. The first tree was planted by His Majesty’s Ambassador to Portugal, Chris Sanity at Alberto Sampaio AESAS, in Braga. The tree chosen is a yew tree, which was used by the English archers who imported it from Portugal, find out more  here. A second tree was planted at Santa Barbara School in Gondomar, Porto.






“Longest Alliance: England & Portugal 650 years”

History Hit channel  create a film about the 650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, presented by Mike Loades, with 40 m duration.

You can watch the film for free in this link: Longest Alliance England & Portugal 650 years.

History Hit also created a 15m version that you can watch free: The Fascinating History of England and Portugal’s 650 Year Alliance


A TV Documentary about the  650 years of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance and Portugal-UK 650 celebrations is being made. This documentary includes interviews with several personalities and academics  from both countries, and also filming in emblematic locations related to the Alliance.  The film will be broadcast on RTP (Portuguese National television) and other channels.

Producer: Martin John Dale



In collaboration with History Hit Dan Snow’s, a podcast has been created about the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, with the participation of several of our partners and collaborators, including Vizela City Council; Lansons: Team Farner; The National Archives and Taylor’s Port.

Duration: 40 minutes. Producers: Charlong Long and Mariana des Forbes.

Direct link to listen Podcast: England & Portugal: The Oldest Alliance in the World

Alternatively these are the individual links to listen to the podcast on:

History Hit







This e-book testifies two symbolic dates of the founding of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance: the signing of the Treaty of Tagilde (July 10, 1372) and the Treaty of London (June 16, 1373). It brings together 28 experts from different institutions — Universities of Minho, Oxford, Alabama, Lisboa, Nova de Lisboa, Católica, Évora, Autónoma, Lusófona, Coimbra and the National Archives of the United Kingdom — who contribute decisively to a reflection on the Anglo-Portuguese relations from a current and multidisciplinary perspective.

Throughout its 657 pages, this work covers more than six centuries of Anglo-Portuguese friendship: from its antecedents to the new challenges and opportunities it currently faces, starting from different branches of knowledge (Law, History, Literature, International Relations and Musicology). In the final chapter there are two speeches given by Your Excellency. the Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Admiral António Silva Ribeiro, and His Excellency the Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Portugal, Christopher Sainty, at the closing of the interdisciplinary conference of the same name, organized by JusGov and the School of Law of the University of Minho in association with Portugal-UK 650 (6th to 9th July 2022), and that address the continuity between the past and future of this Alliance from the military and political pillars.

Scientific Coordination: Alexandra M. Rodrigues Araújo, João Sérgio Ribeiro, Marco Gonçalves and Mário Ferreira Monte

Ebook Anniversary of the Anglo Portuguese

Link  of the URI at the Jusgov Library


Illustrated book for children in English and Portuguese about the Treaty of Tagilde.

Text by Helder Macedo

Translation: Ana Rita Ribeiro de Freitas

Illustration: Ana Moscoso

Edition: Portugal-UK 650 and City Council of Vizela


CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA, The courage of a Portuguese Infanta who became Queen of England.


PHILIPPA OF LANCASTER, English Princess, Queen of Portugal

by the author Isabel Stilvell, have been re-edited to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

Published by Livros Horizonte they can be found in all book shops.






Composer Charlotte Harding; Coreographer Ruth Brill in partnership with 12 Portuguese and British coreographers. Costume design: András Jacobs. Project Coordinator: Fleur Derbyshire-Fox, English National Ballet, Director of Engagement. Creative Director: Laura Harve, Head of Creative Programme English National Ballet

World premiere: performance on 9 July 2022, Braga with 100 young dancers and the Choir of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, directed by Owen Rees.

You can watch this performance on our youtube channel, and see all the photos in the album on our Flickr.





Coreography and Direction: Renato Peroni de Castro, Coreographer of the English National Ballet. Music by: Carlos Seixas, Harpsichor Concert in G Minor

Costume Designer: Renato Peroni de Castro. Sound Editor: Liam Quinn.

World Premiére 9 July 2022, Thetrao do Circo, Braga. Performed by soloist of the English National Ballet

You can watch the video of this performance on our youtube channel and se all the photos in the album in our Fllickr.


Composers Barbara Franqueira, Rita Castro and Carlos Augusto. Work inspired in the poem “On Tea” byEdmund Waller (1606-87) . “On Tea “is the first English poem which included the word tea and was written as a birthday ode to Queen Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese born Princess, who became wife of King Charles II and introduced the habit of drinking tea at the English Court.

The first performance took place on 24 April 2022 at the Altice Forum in Braga



Director: Maria Cristina Miranda Gonçalves. A new opera about the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance. 1st Act take place in the  14th Century at the time of the beginning of the Alliance and the marriage of Queen Philippa of Lancaster and King John II of Portugal. The second act takes place in the sixteenth Century at the court of Queen Catherine of Braganza and King Charles II.

World premiere took place on 21 April 2022, at the Vita Auditorium  and was interpreted by the singers of the Opera Studio of the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatoire. You can see all the photos in the album on our Flickr.


Piece of electroacustic music conceived by the young composer José Nuno Miranda to celebrate the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

The sound materials sources are, primarily, derived from English and Portuguese medieval repertoire.

The first performance took place at the Altice Forum in Braga on 24th April 2022.


Work for piano duet by composer Frederick Viner, World Premiere at Howden Minster, Howden, East Riding Yorkshire, on November 22 2023, as part of the “Portugalissimo” event with Howdenshire Music.

See photos on the flickr album.

You can watch;

Video trailer of the concert

Video of the full concert with the Fado Phantasy  at 43.30


As part of the Portugal-UK 650 project in Media Arts, the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and Braga City of Media Arts collaborated for several months to mark the 650th anniversary of the Alliance, in particular through the“Guildhall Live Electronic Ensemble ” by GSMD under the direction of Nicole Bettencourt Coelho and the ODE (Orchestra of Elecronic Devices) of Braga Media Arts under the direction of the artist Ece Canli. The ODE (Orchestra of Electronic Devices) was also joined by acoustic instruments to create a new celebratory work. You can see photos of rehearsals and performances in our Flickr photo album.


Portugal-UK 650 Media Arts Project, involved London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Braga Unesco Creative City of Media Arts.  The ODE (Electronic Devices Orchestra) of Braga Media Arts under the direction of the artist Ece Canli and the “Guildhall Live Electronic Ensemble” of the GSMD under the direction of Nicole Bettencourt Coelho, collaborated for several months to mark the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance.

As part of the project, the Guildhall Live Electronic Ensemble from London created the work “Pleasures”, which was recorded by ODE from Braga. You can listen to the recording on our YouTube channel link.


In 2023, English National Ballet continued with the Project Dance in Perpetuity, a project created to mark the 650th anniversary of the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance, that  focused on the values of the founding treaty of 1373, with a new choreography by Renato Perosi de Castro and a new re working of the score by composer Charlotte Harding. This work was performed by the English National Ballet Youth Company ENBYouthCo on 30 June 2023, at the Mulryan Center for Dance, in London.

You can see the video of this new work on our YouTube channel link , as well as a video of the  creative process of Dance em Perpetuity in 2022 link and 2023 link