National Geographic : 1927 Nov
Photograph from Ruth Kedzie Wood THE HOUSE OF BRAGANZA ONCE HELD A THIRD OF ALL LAND INPORTUGAL Formerly the poorer classes of Portugal were greatly oppressed by landed nobles, who also heldthe church patronage and the dispensation of justice. About 1481 "John the Perfect" attacked the nobles' hold on the land. He executed the DukeofBraganza and ahundred other nobles and confiscated the great estates. The town of Braganza, on the northeast frontier, is remarkable for its distinct Jewish type ofinhabitants, descendants of refugees from Spain.