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


Setting up of the “1827 Charitable Fund” to support British subjects in need. The first Treasurer was Francis Roughton. This later incorporated the 1897 Jubilee Pension Fund and is now known as the British Charitable Funds.


The controversial Convention of Sintra is signed providing for the return of the French troops to France and allowing them to take their booty. There was a Court of Inquiry but Wellesley held successfully that he had been superseded at the time by Dalrymple and Burrard.