ThisDayThatYear: A Political And Military Alliance
In the mid-17th century, Portugal was at war with Spain and needed military support. And so a wedding was brokered between Catholic Portugal and Protestant England. On this day, 360 years ago, the terms of the marriage between Princess Catherine de Braganza and King Charles II were finalised. Portugal would get arms and men from England, and in return England would get rokda (two million gold crowns), dhanda (trading rights in Brazil) and jameen (Tangiers in Morocco, and the seven islands of Mumbai) as dahej.