Author: John Rodriguez
Publisher: Perfil Criativo - Edições (United Kingdom)
Year of publication: January 2022, 1st edition
Lisbon was experiencing an unexpected and terrible event that would mark the history of the country, King Carlos and his eldest son, had just been victims of an attack, in which they would be violently shot dead.
After the occurrence of the regicide, the monarchy would live a period of about two years of great confusion and unrest, where governments succeeded at an accelerated pace, unable to find solutions to the nation's problems.
With the death of Prince Louis Philippe, his brother, a 19-year-old with no experience or proper resources for the high office he would perform, in a conflicting environment, subject to influence and intrigue, would rise to the throne in the midst of a fierce struggle in the defense or search for various interests by his followers and the political confrontation with the forces of opposition to the monarchy.
The inability demonstrated by the new monarch, King Manuel II, to continue the regime, would lead to the remoteness and disbelief of the people, now supported by the strength demonstrated by the Republican Party, in defending their interests and hoping for a better life. There was talk that a revolution would be imminent. In fact, after a few days of military movements, to which a large number of people had joined, skirmishes began to emerge in various parts of the capital where there will have been assaults and attacks on some churches. The revolution was on the march and there was already shouting everywhere Live the Republic. Without support and the lack of commitment of those who gravitated around him, the Portuguese monarchy, weakened, without ideas and without a strong arm that defended it, would fall without much effort from the insurgents.
On 4 October 1910, through a statement issued by the Revolutionary Junta, it was known that the king had taken refuge in the Legation of England and renounced the throne.
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