Book Reviews

The Braganzas: The Rise and Fall of the Ruling Dynasties of Portugal and Brazil, 1640–1910 by Malyn Newitt Book Review

The Braganzas ruled the Kingdom of Portugal from 1640 to 1910 and also the Empire of Brazil from 1822 to 1889. The family boasts plenty of interesting characters from child Emperors to mentally ill Queens. Yet, the information in English on them is quite limited, so this book certainly fills a void. From the introduction to [read more]