On Wednesday 14th of June 2023, at the Cavalry & Guards Club in central London, The Treaty of London Dinner celebrated the 650th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of London in 1373 between England and Portugal.
Organised by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, The Portuguese Diaspora Council and the Portuguese Communities Council, the dinner welcomed as its guest of honour His Excellency Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, the President of the Portuguese Republic.
The Treaty of London, also known as the Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Alliance, was sealed in St Paul’s Cathedral on the 16th of June 1373, between King Edward III of England and King Ferdinand and Queen Eleanor of Portugal.
The Treaty of London was the ratification and expansion of the Treaty of Tagilde, which had been signed on the 10th of July 1372 in the village of Tagilde in northern Portugal, between King Ferdinand of Portugal and representatives of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, the son of the English King Edward III.
Read more at: https://portuguese-chamber.org.uk/news/celebrating-the-worlds-oldest-alliance/