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


St. George’s Anglican church at Estrela burns down. New St. George’s completed 1889.


Joseph James Forrester (1809-1861) later (1855) Barão Forrester was one of the most notable port wine shippers in the XIX century. He was born in Yorkshire and came out to Oporto in 1831. He initiated a number of studies in the vines and produced a geological and topographical map of the Douro valley. He drowned in the Douro river it is said weighed down by all the coins he was carrying to pay wages.