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Since 1800: The Peninsular war against Napoleon. Crimea.The Zulu wars. The Sudan. The Boer War. WW1. WW2. Korea. Suez. The Falklands. Gulf War I & 2

More specifically since 1800 (in no order): Temne War, the French Revolution, Napoleonic wars, War of 1812, Second Anglo-maratha war, Greek war of Independence, First Anglo-Burmese War, Portuguese Civil War, First Carlist War, First Anglo-Afghan War, First Opium War, First Anglo-Sikh War, Second Burmese War, Crimean War, Second Opium War, Anglo-Persian War, Indian Rebellion, Third Ashanti War, First Anglo-Afghan war, Second Anglo-Afghan War, Third Anglo-Afghan war, Anglo-Zulu War, First Boer War, Mahdist War, Third Anglo-Burmese War, Anglo-Zanzibar War, Boxer Rebellion, Second Boer War, Anglo-Aro War, World War I, Irish War of Independence, World war 1, world war 2, Korean war, Mau mau uprising, Suez crisis, Falklands war, Gulf war, Desert fox war, Kosovo war, War in Afghanistan (fourth Anglo-Afghan war), War in Iraq.

There are many more but it would take to long to list them all.

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12y ago

the UK has fought in around 100 wars in its history and maybe over that, one of which was the 100 years war with France, the UK was in both world wars ,Korea the Suez Canal crisis and in both the Iraq wars

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12y ago

None cause English people suck nuts.

They have won a lot. I haven't done any research, but for example, we won the Falkland Islands war. Also English people do not suck nuts.

Since the formation of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain in 1707 we have lost no wars.The American independence doesn't count as a foreign war as they were British subjects and thus the war was classed as a civil war/internal dispute and the 2 Afghanistan invasions that failed weren't wars they were failed invasions so do not count as war.So to answer your question we have lost none

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None....England lost to Scotland but both England and Scotland are British.

Some of my fellow Americans will say they lost the Revoloutionary War but thats not technicaly true,Americans back then were British and the War Officialy ended when British people protested in Britain for their King to sign the Treaty Of Paris and bring their troops home and give America back their independance.

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First, that is a very vague topic. I must ask, are you inferring simply the United Kingdom, or the island of Britain itself? In addition, what is your definition of war? I will assume that this refers to major conflicts in recorded history. The earliest recorded war that encompasses the island of Britain is dated back to Roman times.

At the twilight of Rome's glory, its legions had conquered Gaul and Carthage, Greece and Egypt, and were beating on Britannia's door. Rome actually conquered part of Britannia, leading to the construction of the city of Londinium, now known as London. However, due to the Britons' fanaticism and waves of change in Rome, the Roman forces eventually pulled out of the true frontier, leaving Britannia Major alone. If you look further down the lines, say, to the 800s, one may consider the string of Viking raids to resemble war. I, however, do not. In 1066, the infamous Battle of Hastings occurred in Southern England, leading to a more pronounced Norman presence rather than Anglo-Saxon on the island. This was also the last successful invasion of the British Isles.

Further down the lines came the Crusades. Seven in total, this entirety of "holy wars" translates to one major war of religion against Islam. In addition, the War against Scotland should be noted, although that was entirely within Britain itself. Countless English-French medieval conflicts will not be counted as wars, save the Hundred-Years war. Major battles to look upon are Crecy, Agincourt, and Orleans. Victorious commanders in these battles were later looked upon as inspirational leaders due to their ability to hold morale high despite overwhelming odds. One of them (Joan d'Arc) was even beatified! Since then, outside of meaningless rebellion and wars on piracy, came the American Revolution, which led to the War of 1812. In the mid-1800's, the Crimean War was fought between Britain, Russia, and, yes, France. Then came WWI and WWII. Since then, Britain has been fighting, for years, even before WWII, against the IRA, or Irish Republican Army, considered a terrorist group. In addition, the British forces have also had a scuffle with Argentina back in the Thatcher years and have assisted the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan. So, from my point of view, there are twelve major recorded wars that the British Isles have fought.

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