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


The quadruple alliance between Portugal, Great Britain, France and Spain where the parties agreed to militarily put an end to the respective civil wars with D. Miguel and D. Carlos in Portugal and Spain. In May of this year the Convention of Évora Monte was signed ending the civil war with D. Miguel’s defeat and exile . The British Consul Grant was present at the signature. D. Miguel then left Portugal from Sines to Genoa on board the Royal Navy frigate "Stag".


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