Welcome to British Battles (britishbattles.com).
“Scotland for ever!” Lady Butler’s iconic picture of the Charge of the Royal Scots Greys, 2nd Dragoons, as part of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo.
Welcome to Britishbattles.com the site that gives you the battles fought by Britain and its Empire forces from the 18th Century to the end of the 19th Century, illustrated and mapped.
Click on the battle you wish to view in the left margin list. The battles are listed chronologically by war.
We are constantly adding new battles to the collection.
British Battles has published battles of the English Civil War:
The Battle of Edgehill is the first important battle.
We have on our site a long list of battles with descriptions of what took place and other essential information. Most of our pages have a map of the battle designed and drafted by our own Military Cartographer, John Fawkes.
While our battles are primarily British battles there are many other battles of interest including all the important battles fought by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia in the Mid-18th Century.
All the battles are extensively illustrated with pictures both well-known and more obscure. Prints of many of these pictures can be purchased through the site as can the maps.
Map of the Battle of Minden fought on 1st August 1759 by the Prussians, Hanoverians, Hessians and the British against the French; at which the British infantry made their famous advance against the French cavalry with roses in their hats, an episode celebrated every year by the “Minden Regiments”
Our most recent additions are:
- The British capture of Manila in 1762
- The North-West Frontier of India in the late 19th Century (Black Mountain 1888, Black Mountain 1891, Waziristan 1904, Relief of Chitral 1895, Malakand 1897)
- Bannockburn 1314
Robert de Bruce strikes and kills Sir Henry de Bohun with
his axe in single combat before the Battle of Bannockburn
- The battles of Frederick the Great (Mollwitz, Chotusitz, Hohenfriedburg, Soor, Kesselsdorf, Lobositz, Prague, Kolin, Rossbach, Leuthen, Zorndorf, Hochkirch, Kunersdorf, Liegnitz, Torgau and Burkersdorf).
Among the other battles and wars on the site are:
- The Seven Years War 1756 to 1763:Minden, Emsdorff, Warburg, Kloster Kamp, Vellinghausen and
Edward III crossing the Somme before the Battle of Crecy by Benjamin West
Map of the Battle of Blenheim 2nd August 1704 by John Fawkes
Lord Cardigan leads Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava