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MACHADO (J.T. Montalvão). QUEM livrou Pombal da pena de morte. Lisboa. 1979.

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MACHADO (J.T. Montalvão)
QUEM livrou Pombal da pena de morte. Lisboa: Academia Portuguesa da História, 1979.

402 pp.; 260 mm. (Volume 16 da colecção “Subsídios para a História Portuguesa)

Illustrated in extra-text with reproduction of engravings and paintings of the time; and with fold-out genealogical maps of the families: dos Carvalhos and Melos; of the Marquises of Távora; and the Counts of S. Vicente. A work with a detailed description of the legal struggle that involved Pombal in his last days of life, declaring (page 349): 'that he did not sin in his Office with caution, and that, without ever wanting to offend anyone, he did what he thought passion'.