Sunday, July 02, 2006


An odd bit of historical information.

Portugal is England's oldest ally. English crusaders secured Lisbon from Muslim control (1146) for the expanding county/kingdom of Portugal on the way to the Second Crusade.

The English have shown a surprising love of Oporto's finest product, Port wine, and remained (at least until recently) its main imbibers, And the Portuguese always had the advantage of not being Spaniards!

How dare they beat us.

As I said earlier "Allons enfants de la patrie, la jour...."

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