Features exploring the battles of years gone by – the valour and heroism, the ingenuity and incompetence, the tragedy and waste. Selected articles below.
Tewkesbury, 1470: The Red Rose falters
Now considered the last great Yorkist victory, this desperate clash for the English throne should have put an end to the Wars of the Roses.
Balaclava, 1854: A Tale of Two Charges
If discretion is the better part of valour, then it was sorely lacking during the battle of Balaclava and the charge of the light brigade.
Amiens, 1918: Germany’s Black Day
How the conflict that signalled the start of the Hundred Days Offensive in 1918 became known as the black day of the German army.
Quebec, 1759: Wolfe’s Gambit
At the height of the Seven Years’ War, one British volley would almost single-handedly decide the fate of the battle of the Plains of Abraham.