Brief accounts of the major battles - most fought on British soil; who was involved and why, with an account of the battle, and the results of the conflict.
BY DAVID ROSS, EDITOR
In this section of the Britain Express History Guide we look at some of the more influential battles in British history. Most articles outline battles fought on British soil, but we're now adding famous overseas battles as well. Most battle profile contains "at a glance" facts about:
In addition, we'll describe the major events of each battle and what happened as a result of the conflict.
The Battles - alphabetical listing - Listed by date
Please note that this is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of British battles, but an overview of major conflicts fought within England, Scotland, and Wales over the past few millennia.
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