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.