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English Battles, Wars and Conflicts - Main Page

The object of this project is to build a timeline of significant English 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.

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There is a template with a suggested format for writing up individual Battle projects attached to this project.

Bold links are to Geni profiles or projects. Other links take you to external biographical 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

1st 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
  • WIKI Battle of Knockdoe - 19 August 1504 at Knockdoe, Parish of Lackagh (Irish Leacach), County Galway, Ireland - Gerald FitzGerald, Earl of Kildare, the Lord Deputy of Ireland, and Ulick Fionn Burke, lord of Clanricarde - Burke was defeated
  • Spanish Armada - 1588. Francis Drake defeated navy of Philip II of Spain
  • The Battle of the Spurs or Battle of Guinegate took place on 16 August 1513.

As part of the Holy League, during the ongoing Italian Wars, English and Imperial troops under Henry VIII and Maximilian I surprised and routed a body of French cavalry under Jacques de La Palice. Henry and Maximilian were besieging the town of Thérouanne in Artois (now Pas-de-Calais). Henry's camp was at Guinegate, now called Enguinegatte. After Thérouanne fell, Henry VIII besieged and took Tournai.

  • Siege of Tournai Sept.1513

WIKI Siege of Tournai


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

-Mahdist War

  • Battle of Omdurman - 1898. An army commanded by the British General Sir Herbert Kitchener defeated the army of Abdullah al-Taashi, the successor to the self-proclaimed Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad.
  • Battle of Umm Diwaykarat - 1899. The final Mahdist forces were defeated.
  • 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

Gallipoli Campaign

The Battle of Jutland WW1-31st May-1st June 1916

  • 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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