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


George Croft from Manchester who founded a glass factory in Lisbon was created Viscount da Graça.


The British Community Council formed to coordinate war help. In Oporto a British Emergency Committee had been created in 1939. Several sub-committees were formed during this war period such as The Information Sub-Committee, The Entertainment Sub-Committee, The Women’s Relief Work Sub-Committee, The Allied Liaison Sub-Committee and the Prisoner-of-War Sub Committee.