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 constitutionalist fleet commanded by Sir Charles Napier ("Black Charlie") defeats the absolutist fleet off Cape St. Vicent in the Algarve. He is described as “indomitable, dynamic and eccentric”. He was made Viscount St. Vicent by D. Maria II (1834) which then was changed (1842) to Viscount Napier of St. Vincent.


Diplomatic and commercial relations between Portugal and England are broken.