PRIMEIRA INVASÃO FRANCESA 1807-1808: A INVASÃO DE JUNOT E A REVOLTA POPULAR
JOÃO PAULO FERREIRA SILVA
Background of the Crisis. Berlin Decrees and Continental System. Treaty of Fontainebleau between France and Spain; its secret clauses. The invasion of Portugal under command of Andoche Junot. Prince Regent Joao VI and the court sail from Lisbon towards Brazil. Junot enters Lisbon. Portuguese Army disbanded. The first riots. Portugal under Junot`s rule. Insurrection and revolt against the French spreads throughout Portugal. Supreme Junta organized at Oporto. The French sacks. The Portuguese resistance. Combat of Évora. British troops under Wellesley land at Lavos. Combat of Roliça. Battle of Vimeiro. The armistice and the higly criticized Convention of Cintra. The French evacuate Portugal. Conclusions.