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


A commercial treaty is signed in Rio de Janeiro between Portugal and Britain represented by Lord Strangford.


D. Maria (1819-1853) daughter of D. Pedro and future (1834) Queen D. Maria II during the liberal wars between her uncle D. Miguel and her father D. Pedro goes to England were she stayed until 1829. She was more or less of the same age as the future Queen Victoria and they became friends and wrote to each other constantly. Lawrence painted her portrait between 1828-1829 for King George IV. She was nine years old. It now hangs in Windsor Castle.