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.

More information can be found on the about page.

BHSP Branches

The British Historical Society currently has three branches in Portugal. Events organised by any of the centres are open to ALL members of the Society. Visit each of the links below for specific information like News and Events:

Battlefield Tours

Details of visits to Peninsular War Battlefields, tailored to meet specific interests, can be found under TOURS in the main menu.

Events in Anglo-Portuguese Relations


James O’Hara (1690-1773) Baron Kilmaine and Baron Tyrawley was a colonel in the British army and came out to Portugal as diplomatic envoy where he remained between 1728 and 1741. He returned for visits in 1751 and 1762 and Whitehall considered him to be the best authority on things Portuguese.


Edward, Prince of Wales visits Lisbon on his way back from India.