domingo, 11 de dezembro de 2011

Death of the "Conquistador" 11-12-1582

News on the death of  D. Fernando Álvarez de Toledo e Pimentel, 3rd duke of Alba.

In 1580 he's appointed, by king Philip II of Spain, supreme commander of  the troops sent to Portugal in order to gain the throne after the death of his uncle Cardinal King D. Henrique I

Entered in Portugal, fought and won the Battle of Alcantara against D Antonio Prior do Crato, stacks Lisbon and after his own installation he is designated High Constable of the new conquered realm . He died only two years after ... Punishment?

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