Presentation of work by historian Fernando Pessanha sells out room in Cartaya

Algarve researcher told an episode of Portuguese-Castilian history little known in the neighboring country

The Algarve historian Fernando Pessanha was on Friday, the 23rd, presenting the work “The expedition of the privateer D. Gonçalo Camelo to the coasts of Huelva, in 1336”, at a sold-out Cartaya Cultural Center, in the neighboring province of Huelva, in Spain.

The session, moderated by historian Juan Villegas Martín and which focused on an episode in Portuguese-Castilian history, was sold out.

Fernando Pessanha, researcher at the Navy Academy and the Iberian Association of Military History, spoke about a naval expedition silenced by the Castilian chronicles and directed against Lepe and Gibraleón, in the context of the Portuguese-Castilian war of 1336-1339, also addressing the importance of the port de Tavira and his involvement in this military campaign.

At the end of the session, the senior culture technician from the municipal council of Vila Real de Santo António promised to return to the cultural center of Cartaya to hold a conference on another episode common to the History of the Algarve and the province of Huelva.