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American War of Independence The American War of Independence, sometimes known as the American Revolutionary War or the Revolutionary War, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its North American colonies which had declared... 109032
Antwerp Expedition An ill-fated five-day battle in Antwerp during October 1914 in which heavy casualties were incurred. It also let to the internment of hundreds of Naval Reservists and the taking prisoner of others.. 40360
Battle of Alma The Battle of Alma which took place on 20 September 1854 was considered to be the first battle of the Crimean War. 62561
Battle of Amiens, France The Battle of Amiens, which began on 8 August 1918, marked the beginning of the Hundred Days Offensive which led to the end of the Great War. Losses were heaviest on the German side and the Canadian, Australian and... 37743
Battle of Arras The Battle of Arras took place from 9 April to 16 May 1917. it was fought by the British Army - under supreme commander General Haig - against the heavily fortified line held by German Sixth and Second Armies. The most... 40479
Battle of Auldearn The Battle of Auldearn took place on 9 May 1645 near the village of Auldearn in Nairnshire. It was one of the engagements of the Scottish Civil War between the Royalists (mostly Royalist Irish mercenaries and Highland... 27934
Battle of Bannockburn The Battle of Bannockburn June 23-24, 1314 was fought between Robert the Bruce for Scotland and Edward II for England. It was a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. 41075
Battle of Carinish The Battle of Carinish, Blàr Chàirinis, took place in May 1601, just one event during a bitter feud between the MacDonalds of Sleat and the MacLeods of Harris and Dunvegan. Roderick Mòr MacLeod, Chief of Clan MacLeod,... Yes 109037
Battle of Culloden The Battle of Culloden was the last stand of the Clans in support of the Jacobite cause and marked the end of The Forty Five, the second Jacobite rebellion. The Jacobites were led by Charles Edward Stuart, the Young... 38313
Battle of El Alamein El Alamein in Egypt was the site of two important battles fought between British and German forces in June and October-November 1942. In both cases the British were successful, first halting and then driving back Rommel... 24788
Battle of Falkirk Muir The Battle of Falkirk Muir took place in January 1746 as part of the Jacobite uprising. An army of 8000, loyal to Charles Edward Stuart, successfully defeated the Hanoverian army.  109012
Battle of Glenshiel The Battle of Glenshiel was fought in 1719 between government forces and Jacobite rebels allied with the Spanish. In April 1719 the Earl Marischal and the Fifth Earl of Seaforth (a staunch Jacobite) with 300 Spanish... 38317
Battle of Killiecrankie On 17 July 1689, Viscount Dundee and two thousand Highlanders in support of the Jacobite cause met Hanoverian forcers of perhaps twice the strength under Hugh Mackay of Scourie, in the narrow pass at Killiecrankie in... 38315
Battle of La Bassee One of the conflicts duing which the British, French and American Armies faced that of Germay on the Western front, the name applied to the fighting zone in France and Flanders. 40151
Battle of Largs The Battle of Largs took place in the autumn of 1263. A fleet of ships sent by King Haakon IV of Norway to reinforce his claim to the Suðreyjar, Southern Isles, was moored in the Firth of Clyde when a storm developed,... 109717
Battle of Loos A British offensive on the Western Front during the First World War, with massive casualties. Tthe Battle of Loos formed a part of the wider Artois-Loos Offensive conducted by the French and British in Autumn 1915,... 24368
Battle of Maida The Battle of Maida, fought on the 4th July 1806 in Calabria, Italy, was one of the battles in the Napoleonic Wars. The British defeated the French. The Seaforth Highlanders (78th) were involved, and many Lewismen saw... 35987
Battle of Narvik The Battles of Narvik were fought from April 9 until June 8, 1940 as a naval battle in the Ofotfjord and as a land battle in the mountains surrounding the north Norwegian city of Narvik as part of the Norwegian campaign... 60365
Battle of Neuve Chapelle The Battle of Neuve Chapelle was fought between 10 and 13 March 1915, and was originally intended to comprise part of a wider Allied offensive in the Artois region.However, delays in the arrival of relieving British... 61318
Battle of Prestonpans The Battle of Prestonpans took place in September 1745 as part of the Jacobite uprising. An army led by Charles Edward Stuart successfully defeated the Hanoverian army.  109011
Battle of Sheriffmuir The Battle of Sheriffmuir took place in the Ochil Hills, Perthshire on 13 November 1715, between the Jacobite forces under the Earl of Mar and Hanoverian forces under the Duke of Argyll. The Jacobites had the advantage... 38308
Battle of St Julien St Julien is a small village NE of Ypres. Held by the British until taken by Germany using gas for the first time. Re-taken by Allies during the 3rd battle of Ypres. 45120
Battle of Vimy Ridge Comprising a famed attack upon the heights which crucially overlooked the plains of Artois, the Battle of Vimy Ridge saw the Canadian Corps sweep away firmly entrenched German defenders on 9 April 1917. Some 12km... 13140
Battle of the Somme The Battle of the Somme was a protracted and costly offensive that began in the Somme valley of Northern France on 1 July 1916 and continued until November, with little progress and heavy casualties on both sides, under... 23478
Bernera Riot For centuries the Bernera Crofters had the grazing and their summer sheilings on the moor at Beann a Chuailean, stretching from the Uig road to the shores of Loch Langabhat and Coirgerod. In 1872, after sporting estates... 14652
Carloway Show An annual agricultural show in Carloway, Lewis. Yes 47178
Coronation of Edward VII King Edward VII succeeded his mother, Victoria, in 1901. His coronation was scheduled for 26 June 1902 but had to be postponed until 9 August 1902 as the King required an emergency appendectomy. Celebrations took place... 636
Coronation of King George V Extracts from The Highland News, 1911 On Thursday, 22 June 1911, King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey. This occasion was marked in a special way, not only on the mainland but throughout the Islands. In our own... Yes 36141
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place in the Abbey Church of St Peter, Westminster on Tuesday the second day of June 1953 14145
Creation of the Parish of Lochs From the Reformation until 1722 there were two parish in Lewis: Stornoway, covering the south of the island and Barvas the north. In 1722, Lochs was created as a parish. 8487

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