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


D. João I (1356-1433), king of Portugal and married to Philippa of Lancaster (1359-1415), daughter of John of Gaunt (1340-1399), was nominated Knight of the Garter in 1400 by his brother-in-law Henry IV. He was appointed to the vacancy left by Sir William Arundel.


The author of Tom Jones, Henry Fielding comes out to Portugal hoping to cure his tuberculosis. He is buried in the British Cemetery in Lisbon. In 1755 his account "The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon" was published.