Did you know that a bake sale raised money to build the Bunker Hill Monument, or that the battle of Bunker hill mostly took place on Breed’s Hill, but it was confused with Bunker Hill. The American Revolutionary war had many Battles one of the battles was the battle of Bunker/Breeds Hill. It was a battle like no other, there are many things one must know about the Battle. The different sides are one of the most important things about the battles and how they struggled through times, like when the british woke up to see a 6 foot wall, and how the Americans felt about their hard work. The Geography is super important, because the battle was on a hill and made the british walk up the very high hill so the Americans had an advantage. There were many important parts of the battle to, like when the American forces found out that the British wanted to take over hills, in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
The French and Indian War was between the French and Indians, against the American colonies and English. This seven year war lasted from 1754-1763. During this time the French
Through his time at war as well as some other major events that happened during his life, Richard came to be known as the “Lionheart.” One of these events would be the revolt against his father in 1173. It is believed that Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard’s mother, manipulated her sons (Richard, Geoffrey, and Henry III) to revolt against their father. Seeking protection from Louis VII, Henry III abandoned his father and left for the French court, shortly followed by his two brothers. After a short amount of time, the brothers had attracted the support of many barons through bribing them with money and land. After a successful beginning to the revolt, Henry II marched his army of over twenty thousand soldiers to face the rebellion and recaptured Dol and subdued Brittany. Henry II attempted to make peace with his sons at this point, but as they had promised Louis VII, they declined. Henry II continued to capture more cities and returned to England with five hundred soldiers and his prisoners, including Eleanor and his sons’ wives and fiancées. After Henry II defeated Louis VII, a treaty was made and Richard was specifically excluded. This rebellion against his father resulted in less generous terms, where Richard was given control of two castles in Pitou, instead of four castles in Aquitaine, and half the income of Aquitaine, instead of half of the income of the duchy. Eleanor was also to remain a
On the 14th of October, the Saxon and Norman forces clashed in the Battle of Hastings. Harold took up a defensive position on Senlac Ridge. The Norman army was forced to attack uphill, placing them at a disadvantage.
“It was a night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire” (Pyle). In the 1940’s Germany attacked Great Britain and left an everlasting mark on them.
A battle has been fought at Bunker Hill! This battle was fought by the Patriots and the British. The British army was led by General William Howe and the Patriots were led by Colonel William Prescott. Thousands of Patriots stood outside the city of Boston and were blocking access into the city. In order to defend the city from being besieged, the British attacked the Patriots on Breeds Hill using cannons and muskets. England also had the advantage of the Boston Harbor and used navy ships against the Americans. Many men and boys had to join the fight and help the Patriots. The battle went on for several days. It took the British 3 attacks to make the Patriots retreat. Patriots were forced to give up the hill due to lack of ammunition after
Hello Dr.Kyle Long. The plains of Abraham was à war that took place in Quebec City on September,13th,1759. I believe this war was à big turning point for the British and especially the Seven-year war. So far in the seven years, the British were struggling and losing a lot of men. Despite this fact, after the Battle of the plains of Abraham, the British started making à real comeback in history.
In 1775, the battle of Lexington and Concord was fought in Massachusetts between the American colonists and the British. The first battle fought in the American Revolution was the Lexington and Concord battle. The British troops were led by General Thomas Gage. They were leaving Boston and marching toward Lexington and Concord because they were out to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock, who were rebel leaders. The British’s mission was to destroy the rebels military supplies.
The battle of bunker hill was an unsuccesful battle for the colonist. On June 17, 1775, the colonist had fought with all of their might, but they were clearly outnumbered and had the lower advantage. They had fought mostly on Breeds hill, but it is still referenced as The BAttle of Bunker hill. They had lost but the colonist had also left with a boost of confidence. The colonist had felt prepared and they had fortified around Bunker Hill.
One major reason why William won the Battle of Hastings is that Harold’s army was not prepared to fight William as they had been in the east fighting Harald Hadrada. They were immediately forced to move south towards the coast and fight William, even though Harold’s army was now severely smaller then before the battle of Stamford Bridge, as many of his men had deserted him. William also had good tactics and when Harold’s shield wall was too strong for William’s cavalry to break through, so his men pretended to retreat, causing the Saxons to run after them, including some men in the shield wall, which meant that the shield wall was now broken.
Since the first humans picked up rocks and killed each other, war has grown and changed, going from a way to solve small disputes to a massive enterprise involving all of a country’s resources. One example of such a war would have to be the one between Spain and England in the 1500’s. What started as a mere religious conflict soon became much more, with the full naval might of the two countries facing off. It culminated in a huge battle between the massive Spanish Armada and the much smaller English fleet. With superior strategy, ships, and confidence, the English managed to not only fend off the Spanish but handily defeat them, preventing what could have been a huge invasion and disaster. Queen Elizabeth herself came to rally the troops, giving them the confidence to triumph over the Spanish (Kallen, 2013). It is apparent that this battle was a major battle and turning point in history. If the Spanish had won, history would be completely different. It is for this reason that is can be considered a major turning point in history.
The Wars of the Roses were a series of battles fought in medieval England from 1455 to 1485 between the House of York and The House of Lancaster. The name of these battles was not given until many years after it was finished. They were named by the badges of the fighting parties; the white rose of York and the red rose of Lancaster. Both houses were descendants of King Edward III so this might have been one of the main causes of this conflict. Also, many barons resented the way that the Lancaster family had seized the throne in 1399 and felt that Henry V, IV or VI were not the rightful kings. Henry Tudor arrived at Milford Haven on 7 August in an attempt to claim the throne of England. He gathered supporters on his journey through Wales, and
During the Battle of Bosworth Field King Edward IV died of an illness and his son Edward V became King at the age of 12. Richard V, the Duke of Gloucester, held the throne until Edward the V became of age. This battle took place in a small town called Market Bosworth and was the second to last battle of the war. (Weir, Battle of Bosworth, 2012) The last battle was the Battle of Stoke; however there is some dispute by