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The alliance has served both countries throughout their respective military histories, influencing the participation of the United Kingdom in the Peninsular War, the UK's major land contribution to the Napoleonic Wars and the establishment of an Anglo-American base in Portugal.Portugal aided England (and later the UK) in times of need, for example, in the First World War.Portuguese foreign policy became tied to Spanish hostility to England.However in 1640 England supported the Portuguese House of Braganza to take power in Portugal replacing the House of Habsburg, putting an end to a 60-year dynastic union between Portugal and Spain.Her personal qualities were of the highest standard, and she reformed the court and imposed rigid standards of moral behaviour.On the other hand, the more tolerant Portuguese aristocracy saw her methods as too traditional or outdated.Portugal ceded Tangier and Bombay as part of the dowry.England in addition to military support on the ground would protect Portuguese shipments in the Mediterranean and the coasts of Lisbon and Porto.

Her eldest son, Duarte, authored moral works and became king in 1433; Pedro, who travelled widely and had an interest in history, became regent (1439-1448) after Duarte died of the plague in 1438; Ferdinand the Saint Prince (1402-1443), who became a crusader, participated in the attack on Tangiers in 1437; and Henrique – also known as Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) – became the master of the Order of Christ and the instigator and organiser of Portugal's early voyages of discovery.The Iberian Union (1580–1640), a 60-year dynastic union between Portugal and Spain, interrupted the alliance.The struggle of Elizabeth I of England against Philip II of Spain in the sixteenth century meant that Portugal and England were on opposite sides of the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) and the Dutch–Portuguese War.While Portugal was subsumed under the Iberian Union, rebellious Portuguese factions and government in exile sought refuge and help in England.England spearheaded the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604) on the side of the deposed Portuguese royal house.

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