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In that period both the arms-on-white and the
Christ Knights’ Cross on green were
used, but the latter being always regarded as unofficial (although much
more popular!). The chronicles of this time are not very clear about it,
but many historians (especially Jaime Cortesão and more recently
José Hermano Saraiva) do agree on this point.
António Martins, 22 May 1997
The royal standard 1640-1656 (João IV) added a complete blue border
to the previous white one.
Mario Fabretto, 25 May 1997
King João IV (1640-1656) used the Portuguese coat of arms on blue.
This king has made himself alterations to the prior coat of arms, but kept
the kingdom’s flag white.
António Martins, 28 September 1997