Welcome

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

1820

First Anglican Church of St. George built at Estrela in same site as today. Completed 1822. This church burnt down in 1886.

1373

A Treaty between Portugal and England. D. Fernando, last of the Burgundy dynasty, was king of Portugal and Edward III, king of England. It was signed in St. Paul’s Cathedral. It covered strategic, economic and commercial matters and referred to “perpetual friendship”. It is the start of the existing “Oldest Alliance” in Europe.