Wars That Affected Our British Ancestors
 
Year(s) Military Actions
   
1066 Battle of Hastings
1337-1453 Hundred Years' War
1455-1485 War of the Roses
1512, 1522, 1544, 1557 Wars with France
1588 Defeat of the Spanish Armada
1599 Revolt in Ireland
1618-1648 Thirty Years' War with Germany
1642-1648
Great Civil Wars
Cromwell's subjugation of Ireland
1654-1658 War with Spain
1651, 1665, 1672 War with Holland
1685 Monmouth Rebellion (800 rebels sent to Barbados)
1689-1697 King William's War
1689 Siege of Londonberry
1690-1713 War with France
1701-1713 War of the Spanish Succession
1715 Jacobite Rebellion
1727-1745 Wars with Austria, Spain and France
1746 Battle of Culloden Moor (last war with Scotland)
1756-1763 Seven Years' War (French and Indian War)
1776-1781 Revolutionary War with American Colonies
1799-1805 Mysore and Maratha Confederacy Wars in India
1805 Naval vistory at Trafalgar
1812-1814 American "War of 1812"
1801-1815 Napoleonic Wars
1831 Tithe War in Ireland
1840-1842 Opium War
1854-1856 Crimean War
1899-1902 Boer War in South America
1914-1918 First World War
1939-1945 Second World War