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 two 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 Even

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


D. António, Prior do Crato, illegitimate grandson of King D. João III is the pretender to the Portuguese throne and seeks refuge in England.


An important battle is fought at Bussaco in September and the French’s assaults were beaten back. There were 1252 Allied losses – exactly split between Portuguese and British. The Allies are however outflanked forcing Wellington to retreat towards Coimbra and Lisbon.