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Kings and their Battles

A popular style of quiz question goes something like, "Which king won (or lost) the battle of ... ?"

This page is intended to cover such questions.

It lists every King of England from 1089 to 1485, and gives brief details of the major battles and campaigns they were involved in (if any).  And just for completion, we also mention George II and Dettingen.

1095–9 First Crusade – captured Jerusalem 1099 Click to show or hide the answer 1089–1100
Click to show or hide the answer 1100–1135
1145–9 Second Crusade Click to show or hide the answer 1135–1154
Click to show or hide the answer 1154–1189
1189–92 Third Crusade – led by Philip II of France, Richard I of England, and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I, after Saladin recaptured Jerusalem in 1187 Click to show or hide the answer 1189–1199
1201–4 Fourth Crusade Click to show or hide the answer 1199–1216
1264 Battle of Lewes: captured by Simon de Montfort Click to show or hide the answer 1216–1272
1297 Stirling Bridge (or Cambuskenneth): Scots under William Wallace defeat the English Click to show or hide the answer 1272–1307
1298 Falkirk: Wallace finally defeated
1314 Bannockburn: Robert the Bruce leads the Scots to victory over the English Click to show or hide the answer 1307–1327
1346 Crecy (Edward III defeats Philip VI of France) Click to show or hide the answer 1327–1377
1356 Poitiers (Edward the Black Prince defeats John II of France) Click to show or hide the answer
Click to show or hide the answer 1377–1399
Click to show or hide the answer 1399–1413
1415 Agincourt (Henry V wins the hand of Catherine of Valois) Click to show or hide the answer 1413–1422
1455 St. Albans: first battle of the Wars of the Roses Click to show or hide the answer 1422–1472
(Henry VI 1470–1471) Click to show or hide the answer 1462–1483
Click to show or hide the answer 1483
1485 Bosworth Field: last battle of the Wars of the Roses Click to show or hide the answer 1483–1485

1743 Dettingen: George II becomes the last British king to lead his troops into battle Click to show or hide the answer 1727-60

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