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

1861

John Stott Howorth (1829-1893) buys the Fábrica de Loiça de Sacavém which prospers. King D. Luis created the owner Baron Howorth de Sacavém (1885) and allows the factory to be called Real Fábrica de Loiça de Sacavém. On his death a partnership is formed with James Gilman and in 1921 Herbert Gilbert becomes a partner. His descendents owned and managed the factory which closed in 1994.

1617

Creation in Lisbon of the “Free Factory” by British merchants.