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


Battle of Victoria where the Anglo-Portuguese troops are victorious and King Joseph’s (1768-1844) (Napoleon’s brother) baggage train is captured including Joseph’s silver chamber pot.


Five London bankers were ennobled by Portuguese kings in the XIX century, due to their help in organizing international loans. Isaac Goldsmid created Baron de Goldsmid and da Palmeira in 1845. Dennis Samuel in 1855 as Baron Diniz de Samuel. Herman Stern as Baron Stern in 1864 and his brother David as Viscount Stern in 1870 and finally Henry Bishoffsheim was honored with the title of Viscount Bishoffsheim in 1873.