Date of Known Existance
First documentation of village and castle in a document referring to goods owned by the Monastery of São Vicente de Fora. Seal of the municipality shows a castle with three towers and a caption "SIG(illum) CONCILLI / / CASTRO MENENDI"
Sometime after Sancho II's 1229 charter, a stone bridge was built to consecrate the terms of the charter
Following the signing of the Alcanizes Treaty, Dinis I of Portugal had Castelo Mendo repaired. The second wall dates to this period, as does the keep
Possible repairs during the reign of Fernando I of Portugal, which included the widening of the second wall
Sancho II of Portugal granted Castelo Mendo a charter, passed in Vila do Douro. This document confirms that the upper wall of the village was built prior to 1229.
Dinis I of Portugal confirmed a charter to the village establishing a "Free Trade Fair" two days after it was signed to be held in Devessa
Treaty of Alcanizes
Definitive possession of the territory by Portugal established in the Alcanizes Treaty
Because of the significant decline in population at Castelo Mendo, João I of Portugal implanted a group of settlers towards the beginning of his reign
Foral Novo Charter
Manuel I of Portugal grants the Foral Novo to Castelo Mendo
Event Sources: Fortalezas.org, Castillos.net, Wikipedia
Event Research by Brittany Forniotis
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