The Interpretation Centre of the Battle of Aljubarrota is located in the military camp of St. George, where the August 14, 1385 Portuguese and Castilians fought one of the most important battles of medieval history.
The Interpretation Centre of the Battle of Aljubarrota is located in the military camp of St. George, where the August 14, 1385 Portuguese and Castilians fought one of the most important battles in the history of Portugal.
The Spanish army was numerically superior to the Portuguese , but the Constable Nuno Alvares Pereira and King John I rode a tactical system that led Portugal to victory. In the medieval scale, it is considered an event of the utmost importance political, diplomatic and military.
From the military point of view this confrontation is the tactical innovation , where dismounted men were able to overcome the powerful medieval chivalry; in the diplomatic field, it resulted in the alliance between Portugal and England that lasted until the present day.
In the political aspect , Aljubarrota settled the dispute between Portugal and the Kingdom of Castile and Leon, allowing the affirmation of Portugal as independent kingdom and made it even possible that initiated one of the greatest seasons in the history of Portugal : the Discoveries .
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