Treaty of Windsor (1386)

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The Treaty of Windsor is the diplomatic alliance signed between Portugal and England on 9 May 1386[1] with the Treaty of Windsor and the marriage of King John I of Portugal (House of Aviz) with Philippa of Lancaster, daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster. With the victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota, John I was recognized as the undisputed King of Portugal, putting an end to the interregnum of the 1383–1385 Crisis. Recognition from Castile would arrive only in 1411, with the signature of the Treaty of Ayllón. The Treaty of Windsor established a pact of mutual support between the countries. This document is preserved at the Portuguese National Archives.[2]

Historian Matthew Winsett says, "This treaty has been the cornerstone of both nations' relations with each other ever since."[3]

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