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

1410

Beatriz, illegitimate daughter of king D. João I, is married to Thomas Fitz Alan, Seventh Earl of Arundel and her tomb with her recumbent statue is found next to her husband's in the chapel of Arundel Castle. Her also illegitimate brother Afonso was the 1st Duke of Bragança.

1814

George Canning, future Prime Minister in the U.K. is appointed British Minister in Lisbon. He returns in 1816 however because the king of Portugal, D. João VI remained in Brasil until 1821.