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


D. João VI dies. Sir Charles Stuart, British Minister to the Portuguese court, brings the Constitutional Charter (Carta Constitucional) to Portugal from Brasil “given” by the new king and emperor of Brasil D. Pedro IV. With interruptions this constitution lasted until the fall of the monarchy in 1910. He later became Lord Stuart of Rothsay. In Portugal he received the titles of Count of Machico (1825) and (1826) Marquis of Angra.


D. Pedro V (1837-1861) appointed Knight of the Garter on this date and invested at Belém Palace by a special delegation. His stall plate is in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. Queen Victoria was very fond of him (his father was a first cousin of Prince Albert).