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The only time the French Conquered England although they didnt see themselves as French.The Norman Conquest of England 1066
The naval engagement that marked the beginning of the Hundred Years War and established England in its succession of victories under Edward III.100 Years War 1340
The Black Prince won his spurs and acquired the emblem of the Three White Feathers.100 Years War 1346
The spectacular but unsuccessful attempt by King Philip II of Spain to invade Elizabethan England.The Spanish War 1588
The Duke of Marlborough’s third defeat in the field of the French army of Louis XIVSpanish Succession 1708
Iconic victory for the Regiments who advanced to battle with white roses in their hats, plucked from the hedgerows, and repelled the attacks of French cavalry.Seven Years War 1759
General George Washington's resounding defeat of Lord Cornwallis's British army causing the British to surrender and effectively ending the American Revolutionary War.American Revolutionary War 1781
Major General Arthur Wellesley’s (later the Duke of Wellington) important defeat of the Mahratta army, opening the way for the British conquest of Central India.Second Mahratta War 1803
Admiral Sir John Jervis’s victory over the much larger Spanish Fleet, combating the threat to Britain; a victory made more decisive by Nelson’s inspired initiative.Napoleonic Wars 1797
Admiral Nelson's stunning victory over the French FleetNapoleonic Wars 1798
Admiral Lord Nelson’s “hardest fought battle”, against the Danish Fleet.Napoleonic Wars 1801
Nelson's crushing defeat of the French and Spanish Navies,establishing Britain as the dominant world naval power for a century.Napoleonic Wars 1805
General Gough’s hard won victory over the Sikh army of Lal Singh; the opening battle of the First Sikh War.First Sikh War 1845
The second battle of the First Sikh War: Gough’s rash and disorganised assault on the Sikh camp First Sikh War 1845
General Gough’s hard fought victory over the Sikh Army,on the banks of the Sutlej River, that ended the First Sikh War.First Sikh War 1846
Described as the 'near perfect battle' and scene of the spectacular charge by HM 16th Queen's Lancers.First Sikh War 1848
The savage skirmish on the banks of the Chenab River that led to the deaths of General Cureton and Colonel Havelock of the 14th Light Dragoons.Second Sikh War 1848
The battle notorious in early Victorian Britain and India for the conduct of Brigadier Pope’s brigade of light cavalry.Second Sikh War 1849
The final battle of the Sikh Wars, in which Gough’s Army of the Punjab methodically destroyed the last Sikh army.Second Sikh War 1849
The Battle that rocked Victorian Britain; at which the Zulus wiped out a substantial British force including the 1st Battalion, 24th Foot.Zulu War 1879
The iconic defence of the mission station by a small force of British and colonial troops; which saw a record award of Victoria Crosses and restored the faith of Victorian Britain Zulu War 1879
The battle at which Evelyn Wood’s column heavily defeated a Zulu army in the opening stages of the war.Zulu War 1879
Lord Chelmsford destroyed a Zulu army on his route to defeating the Zulu nation at Ulundi.Zulu War 1879
General Wolseley’s epic defeat of the Egyptian Army leading to Britain’s occupation of the country.Egypt and Sudan 1882
The First battle of Britain’s involvement in the Sudan during the 1880s; modern weapons used from the square formation against Islamist tribesmen, essentially armed with spears aSudan Campaign 1884
The quintessential Victorian colonial battle, fought by the lauded ‘Camel Corps’, and celebrated in Sir Henry Newbolt’s poem ‘Vitai Lampada’: “The sand of the desert isSudan Campaign 1885
This Battle marked the end of the German sweep into France and the beginning of the trench warfare that was to characterise World War One.WW1 1914
One of the costliest battles of World War OneWW1 1916
Intended to be a decisive breakthrough, the Battle instead became a byword for futile and indiscriminate slaughter, with General Haig's tactics remaining controversial even today.WW1 1916
This Battle marked the first major use of radar, which strengthened British defensive capabilities enormously and was a significant contributor to eventual victory. WW2 1940

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