The skill, strength, and success of Great Britain’s military forces is a proverbial guarantee. How did the United Kingdom build this reputation for military excellence? Through a long history of hard-fought (and almost always hard-won) wars. Here is a quick retrospective on a few of the most important conflicts the UK has participated in.
October 14, 1066, marks the date of the most historic battle in England’s history. The Battle of Hastings culminated in the Norman Conquest led by William the Conqueror or the Duke of Normandy. It also marks the only time in history that England was conquered by a foreign power.