Battles of the Napoleonic Wars from 1797 to 1815 (other than the Peninsular War)
- Battle of Cape St Vincent 1797: Admiral Sir John Jervis’s naval victory on 14th February 1797 over the much larger Spanish Fleet, combating the threat to Britain; a victory made more decisive by Nelson’s inspired initiative.
- Battle of the Nile: Admiral Nelson’s victory over the French Fleet on 1st August 1798 that made him a household name throughout Europe.
- Battle of Copenhagen: Admiral Lord Nelson’s ‘hardest fought battle’, against the Danish Fleet and the Danish Capital City of Copenhagen on 2nd April 1801.
- Battle of Trafalgar: Nelson’s crushing defeat of the French and Spanish Navies on 21st October 1805, establishing Britain as the dominant world naval power for a century.
- Battle of Quatre Bras: The Battle of Quatre Bras, with the Battle of Ligny, both fought on 16thJune 1815, were the two preliminary battles to the Battle of Waterloo.
- Battle of Waterloo: The Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815; the battle that finally ended the dominance of the French Emperor Napoleon over much of Europe