The aesthete and much quoted William Beckford first comes out to Portugal. Subsquently he lived in Portugal form 1793 to 1796 and from 1798-1799. He wrote “Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaça and Batalha” in 1835 and "Sketches of Spain and Portugal” in 1834.
The British Historical Society of Portugal is a Society with about 250 members and has as its object to recover, preserve and collate as much as possible of the history of the British in Portugal, and to promote interest in the History of Anglo-Portuguese relations.
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