To Brexit, or not to Brexit? That (is not) the question.
England and Portugal, are united by the oldest alliance in the world, still in force from 633 years ago, driven by the fact that Henry II helped us in our most famous Battle for independence in Aljubarrota. Led by our D. João I.
Of course we then arranged a marriage, D. João married D. Filipa de Lencastre (daughter of the Duke, John de Gaunt) Then came the first British tourists, we remember Francis Drake, with gratitude, and if wasn't him, we wouldn't have the best map of the Fortress of Sagres.
Likewise the Count of Essex, who in 1596 came to Faro, borrowing the Library of our Bishop... (not) to offer the best preservation for it, and probably formed the initial funding of the Oxford Library. From this we learned that Faro was the cradle of the Press in Portugal, having given to the world the Pentateuch of 1487, by Samuel Gacon, using the types and the press of Gutenberg.