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


Gerard de Visme (1725-1795) arrives in Lisbon from England. Of Huguenot descent he becomes a powerful English merchant and good friend of the Marquis of Pombal. He built the Parsonage at Estrela then the British Hospital (1793) and the neo-gothic Monserrate in Sintra. Also he built a beautiful quinta in Benfica where his received with princely hospitality.


The Old Alliance is invoked by the U.K. for Portugal to stop the export of wolfram to Germany.