BATTLES & REVOLUTIONS

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.
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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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