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Battlefield Sites in the UK

Feel free to use the interactive map below to browse the major battlesites of Britain. Although we have attempted to geotag the battlesites as accurately as possible, there are some occasions where we have had to use some artistic license due to a lack of historical evidence regarding their exact locations.

We also have a series of articles covering some of the major battles that we've listed below, including the Norman Invasion of 1066 and many of the Jacobite battles. See the 'related articles' to right for the links.

 

Below is a list of all of our battlesite articles broken down into their respective conflicts and wars.

Battlefield Sites in England

Battle of Brunanburh 937 Viking Invasion / Uniting of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms Saxons, Vikings and Celts
Battle of Maldon 991 Viking Invasion Saxons and Vikings
Battle of Stamford Bridge 25 September, 1066 Viking Invasion Saxons and Vikings
Battle of Hastings 14 October, 1066 Norman Conquest Normans and Saxons 
Battle of the Standard 22 August, 1138 The Anarchy (Stephen and Matilda) Scots and English
Battle of Lewes 14 May, 1264 Second Barons' War Henry III and Simon De Montfort's baronial army
Battle of Evesham 4 August, 1265 Second Barons' War Henry III and Simon De Montfort's baronial army 
Battle of Myton 20 September, 1319 First War of Scottish Independence English and Scottish 
Battle of Boroughbridge 16 March, 1322 Despenser War  King Edward II and Thomas Earl of Lancaster
Battle of Halidon Hill 19 July, 1333 Second War of Scottish Independence  English and Scottish
Battle of Neville's Cross 17 October, 1346 Hundred Years War & Second War of Scottish Independence English and Scottish
Battle of Otterburn 5 August, 1388 Anglo-Scottish Border Conflicts English and Scottish
Battle of Homildon (Humbleton) Hill 14 September, 1402 N/A (Scottish pillaging expedition) English and Scottish
Battle of Shrewsbury 21 July, 1403 Glyndwr Rising & Hundred Years' War King Henry IV and Henry Percy (Hotspur)
The First Battle of St Albans 22 May, 1455 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists
Battle of Blore Heath 23 September, 1459 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists
Battle of Northampton 10 July, 1460 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists
The Second Battle of St Albans 17 February, 1461 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists
Battle of Towton 29 March, 1461 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists 
Battle of Barnet 14 April, 1471 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists
Battle of Tewkesbury 4 May, 1471 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists 
Battle of Bosworth Field 22 August, 1485 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists
Battle of Stoke Field 16 June, 1487 Wars of the Roses Lancastrians and Yorkists 
Battle of Flodden 9 September, 1513 War of the League of Cambrai English and Scots
Battle of Solway Moss 24 November, 1542 Anglo-Scottish Wars English and Scottish
Battle of Newburn 28 August, 1640 Second Bishops' Wars English and Scottish 
Battle of Edgehill 23 October, 1642 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Braddock Down 19 January, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Hopton Heath 19 March, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Stratton 16 May, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Chalgrove Field 18 June, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Adwalton Moor 30 June, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Lansdowne 5 July, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Roundway Down 13 July, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Winceby 11 October, 1643 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Nantwich 25 January, 1644 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Cheriton 29 March, 1644 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Cropredy Bridge 29 June, 1644 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Marston Moor 2 July, 1644 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians 
Battle of Naseby 14 June, 1645 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Langport 10 July 1645 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Rowton Heath 24 September, 1645 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Stow-on-the-Wold 21 March, 1646 English Civil War Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Worcester 3 September, 1651 Wars of the Three Kingdoms (Scottish Civil War & English Civil War) Royalists and Parliamentarians
Battle of Sedgemoor 6 July, 1685 Monmouth Rebellion King James II and James Scott Duke of Monmouth 

Above: An illustration of the Battle of Humbleton Hill

Battlefield Sites in Scotland

Battle of Bannockburn 23 - 24 June, 1314 First War of Scottish Independence England and Scotland
Battle of Dupplin Moor 10 - 11 August, 1332 Second War of Scottish Independence Bruce loyalists and Balliol supporters
Battle of Harlaw 24 July 1411 Clan Warfare Strategic victory for Earl of Mar
Battle of Ancrum Moor 27 February, 1545 Anglo-Scottish Wars - War of the Rough Wooing England and Scotland
Battle of Pinkie Cleugh 10 September, 1547 Anglo-Scottish Wars - War of the Rough Wooing England and Scotland
Battle of the Spoiling Dyke 1578 Clan Warfare Clan MacLeod and MacDonalds of Uist
Battle of Auldearn 9 May, 1645 Wars of the Three Kingdoms Royalists and Scottish Covenanters
Battle of Alford 2 July, 1645 Wars of the Three Kingdoms Royalists and Scottish Covenanters
Battle of Kilsyth 15 August, 1645 Wars of the Three Kingdoms Royalist and Scottish Covenanters
Battle of Philiphaugh 13 September, 1645 Wars of the Three Kingdoms Royalist and Scottish Covenanters
Battle of Dunbar 3 September, 1650 Wars of the Three Kingdoms Scottish Coventers and English Parliamentarians
Battle of Bothwell Bridge 22 June, 1679 Scottish Covenanter Wars Government forces and Scottish Covenanters
Battle of Killiecrankie 27 July, 1689 Jacobite Rising Jacobites and Government Army
Battle of Sheriffmuir 13 November, 1715 Jacobite Rising Jacobites and Government Army
Battle of Glen Shiel 10 June, 1719 Jacobite Rising Jacobites and Government Army
Battle of Prestopans 21 September, 1745 Jacobite Rising Jacobites and Government Army
Battle of Falkirk Muir 17 January, 1746 Jacobite Rising Jacobites and Government Army
Battle of Culloden 16 April, 1746 Jacobite Rising Jacobites and Government Army
Battle of the Braes 1882 Highland Clearances Skye crofters and Glaswegian police.

 

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