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English Battles, Wars and Conflicts - Main Page

The object of this project is to build a timeline of significant Scottish Battles, Conflicts and events. The aim is to encourage the creation of supporting projects where these can be documented and where GENi profiles of participants can be linked.

Bold links connect to GENi projects. Other links are to external web pages.

Pre 6th Century

Battle of Watling Street - 60

  • Carausian Revolt - 286

6th century

  • Battle of Mons Badonicus - around 500
  • Battle of Deorham - 577

7th century

  • Battle of Catterick - 600 - The Votadini against the Angles
  • Battle of Hatfield Chase - 633 The Northumbrians v Welsh/Mercians
  • Battle of Heavenfield 634 Northumbrians defeat Welsh army
  • Battle of Maserfield - 641/642 - Kingdom of Bernicia against Kingdom of Mercia

9th century

  • Battle of Englefield - 870/871

Battle of Reading - 871

  • Battle of Cynwit - 878
  • Battle of Ethandun - 878 Alfred the Great defeated the Danes
  • Battle of Ethandun - 878

10th century

Battle of Corbridge - 915

- Scots and Norse invaded Northumberland

Battle of Maldon - 991

11th century

Battle of Fulford - 1066

Battle of Stamford Bridge - 1066

Battle of Hastings - 1066 - Norman Conquest

  • Harrying of the North - 1069 - Norman Conquest

Battle of Alnwick (1093)

- Malcolm III of Scotland invaded England

12th century

Battle of the Standard - 1138

- David I of Scotland invaded England

  • Battle of Lincoln - 1141. Dispute as to who should succeed Henry I

Battle of Alnwick (1174)

- William I of Scotland invaded England

13th century

  • Seige of Dover Castle - 1216. War caused by King John refusing to obey Magna Carta
  • Battle of Lewes - 1264 - Second Barons' War
  • Battle of Evesham - 1265 - Second Barons' War. Simon de Montfort defeated by forces of Henry III

Battle of Dunbar 1296

Battle of Stirling Bridge 1297

- William Wallace defeated the English army

Battle of Falkirk - 1298.

Edward I defeated William Wallace

14th century

Siege of Caerlaverock Castle 1300

Battle of Roslin 1303

Siege of Stirling Castle 1304

Battle of Glen Trool 1307 March/April

Loudon Hill 1307 May

English forces were defeated by Robert the Bruce at Loudon Hill

Battle of Bannockburn - 1314.

Robert the Bruce defeated Edward II

  • Battle of Myton - 1319 - Part of First War of Scottish Independence
  • Battle of Burton Bridge - 1322 - Part of the Despenser War
  • Battle of Boroughbridge - 1322 - Part of the Despenser War
  • Battle of Old Byland - 1322 - Part of First War of Scottish Independence
  • Battle of Stanhope Park - 1327 - Part of First War of Scottish Independence

Battle of Halidon Hill - 1333

- Second War of Scottish Independence

  • Battle of Crécy - 1346. Edward III defeated Philip VI of France
  • Battle of Neville's Cross - 1346 - Second War of Scottish Independence
  • Battle of Poitiers - 1356. The Black Prince defeated John II of France
  • Storming of the Tower of London - 1381. Richard II met Wat Tyler
  • Battle of Otterburn - 1388 - Anglo-Scottish border conflicts

15th century

  • Battle of Humbleton Hill - 1402 - Anglo-Scottish border conflicts
  • Battle of Shrewsbury - 1403
  • Battle of Agincourt - 1415. Henry V defeated the army of Charles VI of France
  • Siege of Orléans - 1428-1429. Joan of Arc defeated the English forces
  • First Battle of St Albans - 1455 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Blore Heath - 1459 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Ludford Bridge - 1459 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Northampton - 1460 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Wakefield - 1460 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Mortimer's Cross - 1461 - Wars of the Roses
  • Second Battle of St Albans - 1461 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Ferrybridge - 1461 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Towton - 1461 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Hedgeley Moor - 1464 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Hexham - 1464 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Edgecote Moor - 1469 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Lose-coat Field - 1470 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Barnet - 1471 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Tewkesbury - 1471 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Bosworth Field - 1485 - Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Stoke Field - 1487 - Wars of the Roses

16th century

Battle of Flodden Field - 1513

- War of the League of Cambrai

  • Spanish Armada - 1588. Francis Drake defeated navy of Philip II of Spain

17th century

  • Battle of Newburn - 1640 - Second Bishops' War
  • Battle of Edge Hill - 1642 - English Civil War
  • Battle of Powick Bridge - 1642 - English Civil War
  • Battle of Braddock Down - 1643 - English Civil War
  • Battle of Burton Bridge - 1643 - English Civil War
  • Battle of Winceby - 1643 - English Civil War
  • Battle of Marston Moor - 1644 - English Civil War
  • Battle of Naseby - 1645 - English Civil War

Battle of Maidstone - 1648 - Second English Civil War

  • Battle of Preston - 1648-Second English Civil War
  • Battle of St. Fagans - 1648 - Second English Civil War
  • Battle of Sedgemoor - 1685 - Monmouth Rebellion

Battle of Reading - 1688 - Glorious Revolution

  • Siege of Derry - 1689. Derry was beseiged unsuccessfully by a Jacobite army

Battle of Boyne - 1690.

William of Orange defeated James II

18th century

  • Battle of Preston - 1715. British forces defeated forces of James Stewart

Battle of Culloden - 1746.

British forces defeated forces of Charles Stewart

  • Battle of the Plains of Abraham - 1759. James Wolfe died while taking Quebec
  • Siege of Yorktown - 1781. George Washington defeated the British army

19th century

Battle of Trafalgar. 1805

Horatio Nelson died while defeating the French fleet

  • Battle of Waterloo 1815. The Duke of Wellington defeated Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Battle of New Orleans 1814. American army defeated British army

The Crimean War (1853 – 1856)

  • Battle of Balaclava - 1854. Includes the Charge of the Light Brigade
  • Indian Mutiny - 1857. British East India Company rule ended
  • Burning of Palaces in Beijing - 1860. Hong Kong ceded to Britain

Battle of Isandlwana - 1879. Zulus defeated British although British won the war

  • Siege of Mafeking. 1899-1900 Defended by Robert Baden-Powell

2nd Boer War 1899-1902

20th century

Battle of Somme - 1916.

Easter Rising - Over 1.5 million casualties

  • Occupation of Dublin General Post Office. Irish leaders executed by British
  • Dunkirk evacuation - 1940. British army evacuated using the "little ships"

Battle of Britain 1940

British airforce kept control of British airspace

  • The Blitz - 1940-1941. German bombing of London, and other cities
  • Battles of El Alamein - 1942. Montgomery defeated Rommel in North Africa
  • Normandy Landings - 1944. British and American forces invaded France
  • Burma Campaign - Fall of Singapore
  • The Break-up of the British Empire. In India, Africa and elsewhere
  • The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Unionists versus Nationalists
  • Falklands War 1982. Argentina invades the Falkland Islands
  • Gulf War - 1990-1991. Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait
  • War in Afghanistan. Part of the War on Terrorism
  • Iraq war. Overthrowing Saddam Hussein

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