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


King D. Manuel (1469-1521) was nominated a Knight of the Garter to succeed the vacancy of Henry Tudor, Duke of York but was never installed perhaps because Catherine of Aragon (repudiated by Henry VIII) was his sister-in-law.


British residence for Ambassadors purchased by the Earl of Lytton (1872-1876) in Rua Francisco de Borja in Lapa. The embassy had however occupied these premises on a rental basis since 1833. Until the II Word War it also included the Chancellery which then moved to Rua de São Domingos à Lapa in 1940. This residence was sold in 2008.