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The victor of the Battle of BlenheimThe War of the Spanish Succession
At Dettingen, he was the last British monarch to personally lead troops into battleThe War of the Austrian Succession
Commanded the British Response to the Jacobite Rebellion; there earned the nickname 'Butcher'The Jacobite Rebellion
An officer of the East India Company, by winning the Battle of Plassey he opened up India to British influenceThe Seven Years War
The 'Hero of the Plains of Abraham', mortally wounded in the moment of victoryFrench and Indian War
Commander in Chief of British Forces North America - he drove George Washington out of New YorkThe American Revolution
The surrender of his army at Saratoga was a turning point for the American Patriots, as it won foreign support for the RevolutionThe American Revolution
Successor to the post of C-in-C North America, he negotiated the terms of British withdrawal from America, including the freedom promised to escaped slavesThe American Revolution
The 'Hero of Upper Canada', he halted the American invasion and became one of Canada's earliest national heroesThe War of 1812
Ordered the burning of the White House to avenge the burning of Upper Canada's ParliamentThe War of 1812
Led the first British campaign into Spain, killed leading his retreating men to safety in La CorunaThe Napoleonic Wars
Respected deputy and successor to Wellington, his concern for troop welfare earned him the nickname 'Daddy'The Napoleonic Wars
A British general appointed to Commander in Chief of the battered Portuguese army, his reforms and training made them into a premier fighting forceThe Napoleonic Wars
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His lack of clarity in his orders led to the fateful Charge of the Light BrigadeThe Crimean War
He led the Light Brigade's Charge. A controversial figure, known for his mix of genuine bravery, unbearable arrogance, generous extravagance and frequent incompetenceThe Crimean War
The Commander in Chief of British India who relieved the Siege of LucknowThe Indian Mutiny
In Zululand, overconfidence and arrogance led to his secondary force's annihilation by native troopsAnglo-Zulu War
In the aftermath of the above's catastrophe, this soldier commanded the last ditch defence of Rorke's DriftAnglo-Zulu War
His defence of Khartoum won the admiration of the British public, who saw the government's lack of support as a betrayal based on personal politicsMahdist War
Upon capturing Jerusalem he insisted on entering the city on foot, out of respect for its religious importanceWorld War I
Commanded the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet at the Battle of JutlandWorld War I
His controversial new tactics for area bombing divided the Royal Air Force, the public and historians alikeWorld War II
He lost Singapore to the Japanese in the largest surrender of British Empire troops in historyWorld War II
Led the XIV 'Forgotten' Army to drive the Japanese from the jungles of BurmaWorld War II
He was taken prisoner at the Battle of the Imjin River after the last stand of his 'Glorious Glosters'The Korean War
Led the British Naval Task Force's 8000 mile journey to retake the Falkland Islands from ArgentinaThe Falklands War

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