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

1827

Sir William Clinton arrives in Portugal with a small army ostensibly to protect Portugal from a Spanish invasion, in practice to protect the Regency from the increasing pressure of the absolutists. Nothing happened of note and the Duke of Wellington, then Prime Minister decided to evacuate them in 1828. A mule which kicked and injured Clinton was much feted by D. Miguel’s followers.

1858

James Mason received a 50 year copper mining concession in São Domingos near Mértola (Mason & Barry). He was created Baron of Pomarão in 1866 and elevated to Viscount Mason de São Domingos in 1868. The mine closed in 1965.