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


Wolfram Mining & Smelting Co mined wolfram in the Minas da Panasqueira and in 1928 the Beralt Tin & Wolfram Limited exploited the mines until 1973.


The painter Paula Rego was born in 1935 and attended St. Julian’s School. She learnt her trade at the Slade and has lived in London since 1976 and has become an internationally famed painter.