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The Military history of Britain
, including the military history of the United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...
and the military history of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain or Britain is an island situated to the northwest of Continental Europe. It is the ninth largest island in the world, and the largest European island, as well as the largest of the British Isles...
, is discussed in the following articles:
- Military history of England
The Military history of England deals with the period prior to the creation of the united Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. For the period after 1707 see Military history of the United Kingdom.-Medieval period:...
for the military history of the nations and tribes that inhabited or occupied the lands that make up England and Wales, before the creation of the United Kingdom under the Act of Union in 1707.
- Military history of Ireland
-Early History:As Ireland was never invaded by the Roman Empire as the south of Britain was, it remained a warring collection of separate kingdoms throughout its early history....
for the military history of Ireland as a part of the United Kingdom, including the present-day Northern Ireland.
- Military history of Scotland for the military history of Scotland since prehistoric times to today.
- Military history of the United Kingdom
The military history of the United Kingdom covers the period from the creation of the united Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707, with the political union of England and Scotland, to the present day....
since its formation in 1707.
- History of the Royal Navy
The History of the Royal Navy can be traced back to before the ninth century AD. However, the present Royal Navy was formally created as the national naval force of the Kingdom of England in 1660, following the Restoration of King Charles II to the throne...
- History of the British Army
The history of the British Army spans over three and a half centuries and numerous European wars, colonial wars and world wars. From the early 19th century until 1914, the United Kingdom was the greatest economic and imperial power in the world, and although this dominance was principally achieved...
- History of the Royal Marines
The Corps of Royal Marines, the infantry land fighting element of the United Kingdom's Royal Navy, was formed as part of the Naval Service in 1755. However, it can trace its origins back as far as 1664, when English soldiers first went to sea to fight the Dutch....
- History of the Royal Air Force
The history of the Royal Air Force, the air force of the United Kingdom, spans nearly a century of British military aviation.The RAF was founded in 1918, toward the end of World War I by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. After the war, the RAF was greatly reduced in...
- List of wars involving Great Britain
- British Empire
The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom. It originated with the overseas colonies and trading posts established by England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. At its height, it was the...