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


The Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Simpson come to Lisbon on their way to the Bahamas were the Duke would become Governor during most of the war. The Germans tried to stop the Duke embarking intriguing and offering that the ex-king would return as ruler to England after Germany’s victory. Churchill had some difficulty in getting the Duke to embark.


Cecil Beaton (1904-1980), the photographer was a war artist in the last war and came to Lisbon in 1942 were he made a number of remarkable photographs of important people. Salazar refused to sit.