- The history of Portuguese flag
The history of Portuguese flag crosses eight centuries of History of Portugal. Since Count D. Henrique until the Republic, our flag symbolized and represented all the vicissitudes that followed the birth (independence), growth (Discovery Age) and maturation (Restoration of Independence and the Republic Instauration). Rich in symbolic elements, there were several changes in the banner of a nation that departed from a corner of Europe in search of new worlds and influenced World History. A century ago, Portu- gal abandoned Monarchy and instituted the Republic. A nation so ancient honored everything that lived and the republican flag is a symbol filled with meaningful details. In this chapter we present the evolution of this major reference of our country.