Henry the Navigator was the third child of King John I of Portugal, the founder of the Aviz dynasty, and of Philippa of Lancaster, the daughter of John of Gaunt.
In 1387 John of Gaunt left his daughter Philippa to seal the Anglo-Portuguese Alliance made in the previous year, being the Treaty of Windsor.
This treaty is claimed to be the oldest alliance in the world which is still in force.
For a recent photo by Voar Alto see here
Darn fine set of wiggles you got there Peter they certainly draw in the eye.
As usual a most interesting history lesson. But I found this whole era most difficult to get through, which puzzles me.
All the best from the New World.
and all the best from Old Blighty
I wonder if he is the same chap I snapped in Belgrave Sq in London?
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Photo taken in 8600 Lagos, Portugal
Misplaced? Suggest new location