A group of English merchants rents a property in Rua do Alecrim as premises for a British Club (“Assembleia dos Ingleses”). Among the signatories of the rental agreement are the Stephen brothers of Marinha Grande glass factory. In 1789 a large party in honor of King Jorge III was held here with 600 guests. The Club survived the French invasions and went on into the XIX century.
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.
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