The history of Europe is marked by countless battles and revolutions. Whether your curious about a particular war or are just curious about important battles, you'll find what you need in these informative articles.

Battle of Hastings

Hastings, Battle of, or Battle of Senlac, October 14, 1066, the decisive battle of the Norman conquest of England.

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  • Balkan Wars

    Balkan Wars

    Balkan Wars, 1912-13, two short wars fought on the Balkan Peninsula. In the first war the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire lost its holdings in Europe, except for a small area around Constantinople (Istanbul). See more »

  • Battle of Waterloo

    Battle of Waterloo

    Waterloo, Battle of, June 18, 1815, the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars and one of the most important battles in history. See more »

  • Crimean War

    Crimean War

    Crimean War, 1853 - 56, a conflict between Russia on one side and the Ottoman Empire, Great Britain, France, and Sardinia on the other. See more »

  • Franco-Prussian War

    Franco-Prussian War

    Franco-Prussian War, 1870 - 71, a war between France and Germany. The opponents of France at the start of the war were an alliance of several confederated and independent German states led by Prussia. See more »

  • French Revolution

    French Revolution

    French Revolution, a revolution by the people of France that lasted from 1789 to 1799. See more »

  • Great Rebellion

    Great Rebellion

    Great Rebellion, or English Civil War, a war fought in Great Britain, 1642 - 1652. See more »

  • Hundred Years' War

    Hundred Years' War

    Hundred Years' War, 1337 - 1453, a series of conflicts between England and France, fought on French soil. See more »

  • Northern War

    Northern War

    Northern War, the name of two European wars. See more »

  • Seven Years' War

    Seven Years' War

    Seven Years' War (1756 - 63), a power struggle in Europe, North America, and India that involved most of the nations of Europe. See more »

  • Thirty Years' War

    Thirty Years' War

    Thirty Years' War , a series of European conflicts from 1618 to 1648, fought primarily in Germany. See more »

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