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Ashanti war

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — British History.

The Ashanti empire, located in the hinterland of the Gold Coast of west Africa, reached its peak in the late 18th cent. An attempt by the Ashanti to establish their ...

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bannerets

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — British History.

“Banneret” was the term applied to the superior type of knight in English and French armies during the later Middle Ages. Also referred to as “knights banneret,” they are to ...

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battle of Arsuf

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — British History.

1191.

On 22 August 1191 Richard I led the armies of the Third Crusade out of Acre towards Jaffa, whence they would strike inland to Jerusalem. The army marched close to the...

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battle of Athenry

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — British History.

1316.

The battle, near Galway, on 10 August 1316, was a heavy defeat for the O'Connors, who were in alliance with Edward Bruce. They were opposed by an Anglo‐Irish force led by...

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battle of Brémule

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1119.

Fought on 20 August between Henry I and Louis VI of France. Louis invaded Normandy and was keen to bring Henry to battle. He launched poorly controlled cavalry attacks...

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battle of Castillon

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1453.

On 17 July 1453, the English lost Gascony, which they had held for 300 years. An Anglo‐Gascon attack on a fortified artillery park on the right bank of the Dordogne was...

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battle of Corunna

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Military History.

1809.

In October 1808 the British, under Sir John Moore, pushed into northern Spain to draw the French from Madrid. Outnumbered and inadequately supplied, they were in danger of...

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battle of Dupplin Moor

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1332.

Edward Balliol, supported by Edward III, claimed the throne of Scotland after the death of Robert I Bruce. On 11 August 1332 he was victorious at Dupplin Moor outside Perth...

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battle of Edington

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878.

After the disaster at Chippenham in January 878, Alfred was reduced to guerrilla warfare from the marshes around Athelney. By May he was ready to attack again and encountered...

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Battle of Evesham

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(4 August 1265)

A crucial engagement in the second Barons' War (1264–65) when Prince Edward defeated Simon de Montfort and rescued his father Henry III. Simon's headless corpse was...

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