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The Portuguese Community in the Port of London

Voyages of discovery
Sugar, wine and tobacco
The Jews and the Portuguese queen
Changing fortunes
From East End to West End
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Map of Portugal
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The Portuguese-speaking community has existed for a long time in the port of London.

Map of Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde Islands
View full size imageMap of Portuguese-speaking islands, Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde Islands. © NMM


This is a historical outline of a community with a long trading connection with the port of London.


It explores why the community has become very diverse in London over the last four centuries.



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