Transfers of Possession

1383

Transfer of Possession

The village of Caminha handed itself over to Constable Nuno Alvares Pereira, declaring themselves "true Portuguese"

Building Activity

Original Construction Date

(Date Issue) Fortifications known on site during Roman invasion and were likely founded between the 5th and 4th centuries BCE

Original Construction Date

(No Date) Roman conquest occurred and noted fortifications on site

Date of Known Existance

(Date Issue) Site occupied from prehistory

900

Christian Reconquest

Defenses expanded and strengthened following the Christian reconquest in the 10th century - a castle existed

900

Reconstruction Date

Defenses expanded and strengthened following the Christian reconquest in the 10th century - a castle existed

- 12/31/1260

Reconstruction Date

D. Afonso III reorganized Entre-Douro-e-Minho border and constructed a wall to defend Povoa. An epigraphic inscription note the completion date in Portas do Sol as 1260.

1284

Reconstruction Date

D. Dinis granted a charter to the village and is believed to have completed a new castle

1284

Reconstruction Date

D. Dinis granted a charter to the village and is believed to have completed a new castle

1385

Reconstruction Date

During the reign of Joao I, a barbican "with cubes" was constructed to reinforce the defense of the confluence area of the Coura and Minho rivers

1515

Reconstruction Date

Work on barbican continued but never completed

Military Activity

Roman Conquest

(No Date) Roman conquest occurred and noted fortifications on site

700 - 12/31/0800

Muslim Conquest

(No Date) Implied Muslim Conquest of region

1383

Succession Crisis

The village of Caminha handed itself over to Constable Nuno Alvares Pereira, declaring themselves "true Portuguese"

Charter/Treaty

1284

Charter

D. Dinis granted a charter to the village and is believed to have completed a new castle

Event Sources: Fortalezas.org, Wikipedia

Event Research by Brittany Forniotis

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