The Battle of Waterloo which ended the twenty-three years' war of the first French Revolution. It was a period of violence, of tumult, of unrestingly destructive energy-a period throughout which the wealth of nations was scattered like sand, and the blood of nations lavished like water. The Battle of Waterloo quelled Napoleon Bonaparte whose genius and ambition had so long disturbed and desolated the world, deserves to be regarded by us as one of the greatest victories.
A battle in Belgium in 1815 in which the British and Prussians defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon abdicated as emperor a few days after this final defeat, and a few weeks later he was captured and sent into exile.
Dramatic photographs from WW1 that show the carnage... and courage
Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses
Glastonbury Tor Since the alleged discovery of Arthur and Guinevere's remains in the 12th century, it has been claimed that Glastonbury Tor stands on the site of ancient Avalon, the island where Arthur died following his final battle against Mordred. Once surrounded by marshland, Glastonbury Tor was virtually an island during the Dark Ages.
Camelot: discovering the legend of King Arthur around Britain
King Arthur's Stone, Slaughter Bridge, Tintagel and Camelford, Cornwall, England (c.5 A.D.) The village of Slaughter Bridge is thought to be the location of Camlann, the site of Arthur's final battle, according to Geoffrey of Monmouth.