The Battle of Bossenden Wood: The last pitched battle on English Soil

Philanthony
The History Inquiry
8 min readFeb 21, 2024

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Images of the battle (From Favershamlife.org)

The question “When was the last pitched battle on English soil?” has a surprising answer. It wasn’t the Second World War (the Battle of Britain was fought in the skies, not on the land). And by referring to England, I deliberately exclude the other Home Nations. No, the question refers to the last occasion on which armed forces took the ground against each other, shooting…

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