Algarve historian Fernando Pessanha launches another study

Author recently received his PhD from the University of Huelva

The separate «VRSA: cartography of a royal villa armed against Ayamonte», by the Algarve historian Fernando Pessanha, will be released on November 24th (Friday), at 18pm, at the António Rosa Mendes Municipal Historical Archive, in Vila Real de Santo António.

According to the author, who recently received his doctorate from the University of Huelva, the research that is now presented constitutes a critical analysis of the Cartographia da Villa Real, a collection of cartographic sources published by the Municipal Council of Vila Real de Santo António and presented to the public in a session led by the historian , by editor Hélder Oliveira, and by the then Mayor Luís Romão, on May 13, 2021.

Originally published in vol. XXV of Journeys of History of the very noble and loyal city of Ayamonte, in 2022, this study entitled «VRSA: cartography of a royal villa artillery against Ayamonte» is now released, this November, as a reprint by Editora Guadiana de Vila Real de Santo António.

According to the historian, the research now presented within the scope of the “Arquivo entre Histórias” cycle constitutes another contribution to the construction of knowledge about what was the royal town founded at the mouth of the Guadiana between its construction and unavoidable moments in our Contemporary History, like the War of the Oranges or the French Invasions.

Admission is free.