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


Battle of Victoria where the Anglo-Portuguese troops are victorious and King Joseph’s (1768-1844) (Napoleon’s brother) baggage train is captured including Joseph’s silver chamber pot.


The Treaty of Tagilde. Signed near Braga between D. Fernando of Portugal and Edward III regarding his son John of Gaunt’s ambitions to become king of Castille.