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Military history of England


Military history of England

The military history of England and Wales deals with the period prior to the creation of the united Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. For the period after 1707 see Military history of the United Kingdom.


  • List of military encounters 1
    • Medieval period 1.1
    • Early Modern period 1.2
  • List of civil wars 2
  • See also 3
  • Further reading 4

List of military encounters

Medieval period

Early Modern period

List of civil wars

  1. Rebellion of 1088 - in England and Normandy
  2. The Anarchy (1135–54) - in England
  3. Revolt of 1173–74 - in England, Normandy, and Anjou
  4. First Barons' War (1215–17) - in England
  5. Second Barons' War (1264–67) - in England
  6. Welsh Uprising (1282) - in England and Wales
  7. Wars of the Roses (1455–85) - in England and Wales; Richard III was the last English king to die in combat
  8. Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639–51) - in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
  9. Monmouth Rebellion (1685) - in England
  10. Jacobite Rebellions (1689-91; 1715-16; 1719; 1745-46) - in England, Scotland and Ireland

See also

Further reading

  • Charles Carlton. This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485-1746 (Yale University Press; 2011) 332 pages; studies the impact of near unceasing war from the individual to the national levels.
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