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


Lord Strangford, an Irish peer, is Minister in Lisbon and is known for his literary efforts having translated “Poems from the Portuguese of Luis de Camões”. Was also involved in the diplomatic aspects of the Peninsular War.


Last battle of the Peninsular War fought by Anglo-Portuguese troops against the French led by Marshall Soult (1769-1851) was at Tolouse. This victory took place two days after Napoleon’s first abdication at Fontainbleu.