Exhibition is part of the commemorations of the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance
Exhibition “D. Catarina de Bragança – Memories of an Alliance” in the Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library
The Lúcio Craveiro da Silva Library, in Braga, hosts, until the 15th of July, the exhibition “D. Catarina de Bragança – Memories of an Alliance”, within the scope of the commemorations of the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance.
This is an exhibition of works created in hospitals and schools for the Portugal-UK 650 project, including works created within the scope of the “Marinheiros da Esperança” project in partnership with the Portuguese Armed Forces, the National Health Service and the Ministry of Health. Sea.
The opening of the exhibition took place today and was attended by Ricardo Rio, mayor of Braga, and Maria João Araújo, president of the Portugal-UK 650 celebrations.
According to the Mayor of Braga, it is “a pride for Braga to receive the celebrations of the oldest and most enduring diplomatic alliance in the world. This exhibition marks the start of a series of initiatives that will take place over the next few days to celebrate this historic relationship of our country and which has produced many fruits in different areas of society”.
This year marks the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance, the oldest existing diplomatic alliance in the world. The Municipality of Braga is one of the entities involved in the organization of a wide range of initiatives that will take place between Portugal and the United Kingdom.
In addition to the celebration of the most important dates, such as the 650th anniversary of the Treaty of Tagilde, marked on 10 July 2022, and the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance, celebrated on 16 June 2023, the commemorations of the 650th anniversary of Luso-British Alliance, encompass various initiatives such as research, education, culture, cooperation and social activities.
The beginning of the formalization of the Luso-British Alliance, based on peace and perpetual friendship between the two countries, took place with the signing of the Treaty of Tagilde on July 10, 1372. The Alliance was implemented the following year, with the signing of the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance, sealed in St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, on June 16, 1373, by King Edward III of England and King Fernando and Queen Leonor of Portugal. This alliance was renewed in the Treaty of Windsor of 1386 and by successive treaties over the centuries.
The program to commemorate the 650th anniversary of the Luso-British Alliance can be consulted on the website: https://portugal-uk650.com
Municipality of Braga, July 1, 2022