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armas de D. Alvaro da Costa cortesao do rei D. Manuel I

«E tragam as armas dos Costas direitas em todos os lugares, e peças». O património armoriado de D. Álvaro da Costa e de sua descendência: uma estratégia de comunicação? is the title of the article by João Bernardo Galvão Teles, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, co-authored with Miguel Metelo de Seixas, wrote for the collection of studies “D. Álvaro da Costa e a sua descendência, sécs. XV-XVII: poder, arte, devoção”, coordinated by the historian Maria de Lourdes Rosa and that will be presented to the public on the 30th of January.

The volume, edited by the Institute of Medieval Studies and by the Portuguese Centre for Global History (CHAM), both from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FCSH), NOVA University of Lisbon, in partnership with the Caminhos Romanos publishing house, “brings together a series of studies on the family Costa, descendants of Dom Álvaro da Costa, the dedicated steward, main ship-owner and dedicated to Dom Manuel, between the fifteenth and the seventeenth century (...)”, with a preface written by Luís Adão da Fonseca.

The text by João Bernardo Galvão Teles and Miguel Metelo de Seixas, which seeks to uncover how the heraldry may have been placed so as to build the identity and memory of Dom Álvaro da Costa’s family, results from the talk they both presented at the International Colloquium dedicated to the same theme of this now published collection, held on the 7th and 8th of June 2011 at the Torre do Tombo in Lisbon and at the Évora Museum.

The public release of the work will take place on the 30th of January, at 6:30pm, at the São Roque Museum, of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, an organization that also supported this publication.

condecoracao de Cristiano Ronaldo com o grau de Grande Oficial da Ordem do Infante D. Henrique

On the occasion of the decoration, by the President of Portugal, of the Portuguese football player recently voted the best in the world, with the rank of Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry The Navigator, Lourenço Correia de Matos, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, was interviewed live on RTP Informação and RTP 1 yesterday, in the late morning, from the Sala das Bicas (Hall of Fountains) at the Belém Palace, to comment on the meaning of the awarded distinction.

Presented as a historian and an expert on Orders and decorations, Lourenço Correia de Matos was also invited to participate in the programme A Bola Extra, broadcast live from the studios of the A Bola TV channel where, next to José Manuel Delgado, Deputy Director of the sports newspaper A Bola, he followed and analysed the ceremony in which Cristiano Ronaldo, in the official residence of the President of the Republic, received from the latter’s hands the insignia in question.

In his interventions, among other themes, the partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles addressed the history of the Order of Prince Henry The Navigator and its special features under the Portuguese Honour framework, explaining that this was the decoration chosen to be attributed to Cristiano Ronaldo for the latter’s “rendering of outstanding services to Portugal in the country and abroad” and for spreading the country's name, as stipulated in the legislation concerning this National Order. He also explained the functioning of the Portuguese Honour Orders, of which the President is Grand Master, referring to other athletes that have also been honoured for their merits both in our country and abroad.