di Laurentino The Flight of the Emperor, subtitled How a Weak Prince, a Mad Queen, and the British Navy Tricked Napoleon and. Laurentino Gomes (born in Maringá, Paraná) is a Brazilian journalist and writer. He is best known as the author of the trilogy of books that cover the history of Brazil and Portugal during the 19th century. He has already released two of the three books: , about the transfer of. Nonfiction by Laurentino Gomes At the end of the summer of , exactly years ago, an unusual event took place as the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro.

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With the arrival of the royal family, the city was shaken by a population gmoes. Aug 09, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great book about the move from Portugal to Brazil by the Royal family in PT O primeiro livro de uma triologia sobre como o Brasil foi llaurentino.

Crossing the Atlantic had been an adventure replete with hardship and suffering. Jan 24, Sibele De Lima rated it really liked it. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. View all 3 comments.

Laurentino Gomes

Other books in the series. The sun was shining and the sky was blue. How a mad queen, a fearful prince, and a corrupt court deceived Napoleon and changed the history of Portugal and Brazil forever At the end of the summer ofexactly years ago, an unusual event took place as the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro looked on incredulously.


Shepherded by the indomitable British navy, the trans-Atlantic voyage was fraught with challenges for the Portuguese ruler and his retinue, who faced the ever-present risk of disease.

In no time, almost all of them had cut their hair and were using turbans to imitate the Portuguese noblewomen. I just wrote the correct Review for the Inglish version. According to the Englishman Luccock, at the time the city had 4, homes, with an average of 15 people living laurenrino each. Its problems were its humidity, garbage, and the residents’ lack of manners.

Apr 14, Ricardo Viana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Description In a time of terror for Europe’s monarchs-imprisoned, exiled, executed-Napoleon’s army marched toward Lisbon. Instead of the military saber, Vidigal’s men carried glmes with long, heavy handles and strips lairentino leather at the tips.

The plan included a study of the illnesses they wished to eliminate. May 25, Ivo Fernandes rated it really liked it Shelves: They are the post-mortem inventories of two doctors, listing their assets.

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It conjures up a delicious blend of good humor and erudition to create lautentino broad portrait of events and people that crossed paths during the thirteen-year adventure in the tropics. Reading the advertisements published in the Gazeta is a fun way to observe how the habits of Rio’s population in this period grew more sophisticated.


I strongly recommend this book. It was extremely interesting to read comparisons from America’s colonies and the explicit intent of the Portuguese authorities to stifle any communication between the Brazilian colonies.

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The women, draped with rosaries and saint pendants, spent most of the day in simple shirts and short skirts. To China, to days.

May 05, Maria Petrova rated it it was amazing. I thought it would be a boring historic tale, but it’s just fascinating.

It’s a well conceived idea sustained by a flawless methodology. It was also his responsibility to police the streets, issue passports, keep an eye on foreigners, inspect the sanitary conditions of slave holding areas, and provide housing for oaurentino new inhabitants that the city received with the arrival of the court.


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Cornered, Prince Regent Joao had to make the most fraught decision of his life.