Great Britain timeline

  • Battle of Yorktown

    By October 14, the trenches were within 150 yards (140 m) of redoubts #9 and #10. Washington ordered that all guns within range begin blasting the... Read more

  • Siege of Negapatam

    The Siege of Negapatam was the first offensive military action on the Indian subcontinent following the arrival of news that was had been declared... Read more

  • Capture of Trincomalee

    The Capture of Trincomalee on 11 January 1782 was the second major engagement between Great Britain and the Dutch Republic in the East Indies after... Read more

  • Battle of St. Kitts

    When Hood returned to the West Indies in late 1781 after the Battle of the Chesapeake, he was for a time in independent command owing to Rodney's... Read more

  • Battle of Roatán

    The Battle of Roatán was an American Revolutionary War battle fought on March 16, 1782, between British and Spanish forces for control of Roatán,... Read more

  • Lord North Resigns as British Prime Minister

    North holds the rather dubious distinction of being the first Prime Minister of Britain, or indeed anywhere else in the world, to be forced out of... Read more

  • Battle of the Saintes

    On 12 April, De Grasse bore up with his fleet to protect a dismasted ship that was being chased by four British ships as he made for Guadaloupe.... Read more

  • British Evacuate Savannah, GA

    On this day in 1782, British Royal Governor Sir James Wright, along with several civil officials and military officers, flee the city of Savannah,... Read more

  • Battle of Blue Licks

    The Kentuckians reached the Licking River on the morning of August 19, near a spring and salt lick known as the Lower Blue Licks. On the other side... Read more

  • Battle of Trincomalee

    Following the battle off Negapatam, Hughes had spent two weeks at see before putting into Madras for repairs. There he was joined by Sceptre and... Read more

  • Battle of Cape Spartel

    There was a tempest on 10 October, and some of the Franco-Spanish ships, which were anchored off Algeciras, were damaged, although none were sunk.... Read more

  • Preliminary Articles of Peace Signed

    His Britannic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, Viz New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,... Read more

  • Congress Ratifies Peace With Great Britain

    On this day in 1783, the Continental Congress of the United States officially ratifies the preliminary peace treaty with Great Britain that was... Read more

  • Treaty of Paris

    The treaty document was signed at the Hôtel de York – which is now 56 Rue Jacob – by John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay (representing the... Read more

  • British Evacuate New York

    In mid-August 1783, Sir Guy Carleton received orders from London for the evacuation of New York City. He told the President of the Continental... Read more

  • Treaty Of Paris Ratification Documents Are Exchanged

    The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, ratified by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784 and by the King of Great... Read more

  • French Revolutionary Wars

    The French Revolutionary Wars were a series of major conflicts, from 1792 until 1802, fought between the French Revolutionary government and... Read more

  • Vancouver Claims Puget Sound For Great Britain

    Oregon Country or Oregon (to be distinguished from the American State also called Oregon) was a predominantly American term referring to a region... Read more

  • First Coalition

    The First Coalition (1793–1797) was the first major concerted effort of multiple European powers to contain Revolutionary France. It took shape... Read more

  • Battle of the Nile

    The Battle of the Nile (also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, or in French as the Bataille d'Aboukir) was a major naval battle fought between... Read more

  • Napoleon Decides To Start Building A Flotilla Of Barges To Invade Britain

    Having by his attempt to re-enslave the people and army in St. Domingue made enemies of what became the army of Haiti, and destroyed most the... Read more

  • O'Sullivan Addresses The Ongoing Boundary Dispute With Great Britain In The Oregon Country

    O'Sullivan's second use of the phrase became extremely influential. On December 27, 1845 in his newspaper the New York Morning News, O'Sullivan... Read more

  • Great Britain Officially Occupies Basra

    General Barrett immediately began to make preparations to continue the offensive against the Turks at Baljaniya, when on the 20th on November, he... Read more

  • Battle of Kut

    British Army, 12,000 Major-General Townshend General Frye General Delamain General Houghton Turkish Army, 20,000 Nuredin Pasha Djemal... Read more

  • Balfour Declaration

    The Balfour Declaration of 1917 (dated 2 November 1917) was a formal statement of policy by the British government stating that "His Majesty's... Read more