Welcome

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

1189

English Crusaders join in the siege of Silves and behave "with the utmost ferocity".

1608

Sir Francis Tregian, a Cornish recusant was banished from England by James I for his Catholic beliefs and ended up in Lisbon. He was buried in the Jesuit church of S. Roque in Lisbon where on the left of the chancel he is buried standing up with a long description of his sufferings. After his death a cult was established around his name and tomb.