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 Alexandria: The British victory in Egypt, 8th to 21st March 1801, over Napoleon Buonaparte’s vaunted veterans of the Army of Italy. Podcast on the Battle of Alexandria
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 Maida: General Stuart’s victory over the French army of General Reynier in Southern Italy on 4th July 1806 during the Napoleonic Wars.
Battle of Quatre Bras: Battle of Quatre Bras, with the Battle of Ligny, both fought on 16th June 1815, the two battles preliminary 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: Podcast of the Battle of Waterloo.