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Royal Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo
"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.
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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.

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.

George Washington crossing the Delaware at the Battle of Trenton
General George Washington crossing the Delaware at the
Battle of Trenton on Christmas night 1776 by Emmanuel Leutze
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Map of the Battle of Minden
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:

Robert de Bruce strikes and kills Sir Henry de Bohun
Robert de Bruce strikes and kills Sir Henry de Bohun with
his axe in single combat before the Battle of Bannockburn

Map of The Battle of Gettysburg
Map of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Fawkes

Map of the Battle of Prague
Map of the Battle of Prague by John Fawkes:
available to buy as a high quality Giclee print 430 x 330mm

Among the other battles and wars on the site are:

Battle of Waterloo : Order of Battle at the Outset of the Battle
Battle of Waterloo 18th June 1815 : Order of Battle at the Outset of the Battle
Map 1 of 3 by John Fawkes. To purchase a giclee print of this map click here.

Map of the Battle of Minden
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"

Braddock in Virginia
General Braddock's March to Fort Cumberland through the Northern Neck of
Virginia and through Maryland - March - May 1755 - Map by John Fawkes


Edward III crossing the Somme before the Battle of Crecy by Benjamin West

Map of the Battle of Blenheim
Map of the Battle of Blenheim 2nd August 1704 by John Fawkes

The Charge of the Light Brigage at Balaclava
Lord Cardigan leads Charge of the Light Brigade
at the Battle of Balaclava