- [1777-1802] (Creation)
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Manuscript relating to Alorna's imprisonment in the Fortress of Junqueira, Portugal, 1758-1777, on charges of attempted regicide, entitled 'Relação do que contremo Forte da Junqueira, e do que nelle passaram os presos, sieita pelo Marquês da Alorna'. Subsequently published posthumously as Relação dos presos do forte da Junqueira by Almeida (published for José de Sousa Amado, Lisbon, 1857).
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Born 7 Nov 1726; studied in Paris; named as Ambassador to the court of Louis XV, King of France, when implicated in the plot of 3 Sep 1758 to murder Joseph I, King of Portugal; imprisoned on the orders of Sebastião de Carvalho, Marquês de Pombal, in the Castle of Belém, and then the Fortress of Junqueira for eighteen years; released Mar 1777; subsequently declared innocent of attempted regicide, and rehabilitated; Commander of Moreira in the Order of Christ; Captain of Cavalry; Member of the Real Academia de História Portuguesa; died 9 Jun 1802.
Presented to King's College Library.
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Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.
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Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.
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Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.
Sources: British Library OPAC; Grande enciclopédia Portuguesa e Brasileira. Compiled by Robert Baxter.