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List of wars involving England

List of wars involving England

This is a list of wars involving the Kingdom of England before the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain by the Acts of Union 1707. For dates after 1708, see List of wars involving the United Kingdom.

10th and 11th centuries


12th century

13th century

14th century

15th century

16th century

17th century

18th century

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. Peasants' Revolt (1381) – in England
  8. Wars of the Roses (1455–1485) – in England and Wales; Richard III was the last English king to die in combat
  9. Cornish Rebellion of 1497 - in England
  10. Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639–1651) – in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
    • First Bishops' War (1639)
    • Second Bishops' War (1640)
    • Irish Rebellion of 1641
    • First English Civil War (1642–46)
    • The Confederates' War (1642–48)
    • Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1644–47)
    • Second English Civil War (1648)
    • Third English Civil War (1650–51)
    • Cromwellian conquest of Ireland (1649)
  11. Monmouth Rebellion (1685) – in England
  12. Jacobite Rebellions (1689–91; 1715–16; 1719; 1745–46) – in England, Scotland and Ireland
    • Williamite War in Ireland (1688–91)
    • Battle of the Boyne (1690) – last battle between two rival claimants for the throne

See also

  • List of English civil wars
  • List of wars in Great Britain
  • Military history of England
  • List of wars involving England and France
  • List of wars involving the United Kingdom


Further reading

  • Barnett, Correlli. Britain and her army, 1509-1970: a military, political and social survey (1970).
  • Carlton, Charles. This Seat of Mars: War and the British Isles, 1485-1746 (Yale UP; 2011) 332 pages; studies the impact of near unceasing war from the individual to the national levels.
  • Chandler, David G., and Ian Frederick William Beckett, eds. The Oxford history of the British army (Oxford UP, 2003).
  • Cole, D. H and E. C Priestley. An outline of British military history, 1660-1936 (1936). online
  • Higham, John, ed. A Guide to the Sources of British Military History (1971) 654 pages excerpt; Highly detailed bibliography and discussion up to 1970.
  • Sheppard, Eric William. A short history of the British army (1950). online


  • Messenger, Charles, ed. Reader's Guide to Military History (2001) pp 55–74; annotated guide to most important books.

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