2) The alliance between Portugal and the United Kingdom is not well seen by the Spaniards who favor Napoleon (to understand this we have to go back in time and analyse the War of the Oranges), which weakens our political relations, even in the attempt of Neutrality. It is the alliance with Spain that allows the French to cross the Pyrenees and not much is done to stop the Napoleonic Expansion. The Portuguese King (then still Prince Regent) exiles to Brazil leaving behind that Peaceful Surrender.
Now, the State&Church and the Free Masons adopt a pro-revolutionary attitude to please the invaders and keep, in the words of the King, the population safe. The Prince-Regent's (future King) proclamation:
«(...) And wanting to avoid the dire consequences that might come from a defensive attitude that would, in turn, be more harmful then advantageous, with the only purpose of bloodshed in detriment of mankind, and being able to ascend to a disagreement of the troops that are now in this Kingdom with the promise of not commiting a slightest hostility: (...)» (Biblioteca da Academia de Ciências de Lisboa, “Legislação Portuguesa”, 1807-1808, nº 126)
The Lisbon's Patriarch, D. José Fransisco Miguel António de Mendonça said: «Don't be afraid my children, live safely in your houses and outside of them; remember that this army is from His Majesty and Emperor of France and Italy. Napoleon, the Great, that God has destined to protect the religion (!!!) and to bring happiness to the people: you know it, the whole world knows it. Trust with unchangeable safety in this prodigious man, unknown to many centuries: he will pour on us the hapiness of peace, if you respect his determinations, if you love all mutually, nationals and foreigners , with fraternal charity.» (in Luiz Soriano, “História da Guerra Civil”, 2ª época, tomo I, Lx 1870)
Same speeches were made all over the country, in Porto by the Bishop D, Frei António de S. José de Castro (elected President of the Government's Provisional Junta). A climate of submission with royal orders before the departure to Brazil. It wasn't received in a homogenous fashion, but in the major cities it was. It was later the change of the people that changed the clergymen to join the rebellious fights. Specially the Bishop of Porto (city occupied during the 2nd Invasion).
French at the Invasion, Roque Gameiro, "Quadros da História de Portugal", 1932
Sopa de Arroios (soup of Arroios), the town square form arroios with people running away from Massena and eating soup, Gregário fernades de Queiróz, 1913, from the original by Domingues Sequeira, 1810.
Capitulation of the city of Porto (don't have the author right now, will post it later).