It is probable, therefore, that the foundation of the See of Lamego took place between 569 and 572. From 693 to 876 there is a gap in the Episcopal list of Lamego. On the invasion of the Moors in 714, the Bishop of Lamego, like many of his contemporaries, was obliged to take refuge in the Asturias. When Portugal was established as an independent kingdom in 1143 by Alfonso I the See of Lamego was revived.
The city is known as the meeting-place of the famous parliament of 1143, which settled the royal succession for the Kingdom of Portugal and established the old feudal Cortes, which convened for the last time in 1698; the Cortes of Lamego spoken of in modern Portuguese history is the one cal...Read More