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


After the execution of king Charles Ist, his nephew Prince Rupert as an admiral of a fleet of ships, participated in a long stand-off with Blake and his fleet in the Tagus.


The famous military commander of the Liberal Wars who became the Duke of Saldanha (1790-1876) was Portuguese ambassador in London (1870-1876) and indeed died (1876) there. He was married to two English women (Mary Theresa Margaret Horeau and Charlotte Isabel Mary Smith) and his brother-in-law John Smith Athelstare was created Count of Carnota in 1870.