Much of your good night sleep is not because of a swanky done-up bed or a scrumptious meal - hundreds of thousands of soldiers stay awake all night to assure that their countrymen sleep well. And least that they expect is some amount of respect and admiration from the people. Every country, today, boasts of a talented pool of military personnel, brave, courageous and valiant, who dauntlessly serve their country and give their lives for the same as well. And Britain is one such country. The country has been home to countless brave and courageous military leaders who have served the country tirelessly notwithstanding wars, conflicts, battles and so on. While Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount was a popular military commander who gained prominence for his service in the First World War, the 17th century saw greats like Oliver Cromwell who served as the 1st Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Other eminent British military leaders include Bernard Montgomery, William Slim, Alan Brooke, Robert Clive, John Churchill, Arthur Wellesley and so on. Go through this write-up and get details about the life and works of British military leaders.
Ivar the BonelessIvar the Boneless
0794 AD
Viking Warrior
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
English Statesman

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916
Former British Prime Minister

Benedict ArnoldBenedict Arnold
14 January 1741
American Revolutionary War General

Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720
Military Leader

Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson
29 September 1758
Enoch PowellEnoch Powell
16 June 1912

Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess CornwallisCharles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
31 December 1738
Former Governor-General of India

Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-PowellRobert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
22 February 1857
Founder of the Scout Movement
Jack ChurchillJack Churchill
16 September 1906
Military Leader

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725
British Military Officer
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Field Marshal

Prince Aly KhanPrince Aly Khan
13 June 1911
Father of Aga Khan IV

William BlighWilliam Bligh
09 September 1754
Military Leader

Henry MorganHenry Morgan
24 January 1635
Privateer, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica

John Churchill, 1st Duke of MarlboroughJohn Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough
26 May 1650
Military Leader
Reginald DyerReginald Dyer
09 October 1864
Military Leader

Charles George GordonCharles George Gordon
28 January 1833
British soldier and Administrator

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl HaigDouglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig
19 June 1861
Military Leader

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880
British Officer
James OglethorpeJames Oglethorpe
22 December 1696
Founder of the colony of Georgia

Rick RescorlaRick Rescorla
27 May 1939
Army Officer
John French, 1st Earl of YpresJohn French, 1st Earl of Ypres
28 September 1852
British Army Officer

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of AlameinBernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
17 November 1887
Allied Commander in World War II
James HewittJames Hewitt
30 April 1958
Military Leaders

Prince Louis of BattenbergPrince Louis of Battenberg
24 May 1854
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and StrathearnPrince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn
02 November 1767
Military officer

Duke of WellingtonDuke of Wellington
01 May 1769

Edward SmithEdward Smith
27 January 1850
Naval officer
Bruce ShandBruce Shand
22 January 1917

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Kenneth MoreKenneth More
20 September 1914
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and StrathearnPrince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
01 May 1850
Military officer

John of GauntJohn of Gaunt
06 March 1340

Richard Neville, 16th Earl of WarwickRichard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
22 November 1428

Sir Henry PercySir Henry Percy
20 May 1364
English rebel
Henry Lascelles, 6th Earl of HarewoodHenry Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood
09 September 1882
Military personnel
Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775

Prince Adolphus, Duke of CambridgePrince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge
24 February 1774

Edmund the MartyrEdmund the Martyr
0841 AD

Myles StandishMyles Standish
1584 AD
Æthelwold of WessexÆthelwold of Wessex

Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of TunisHarold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis
10 December 1891
Governor General

Sir Arthur Harris, 1st BaronetSir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet
13 April 1892
Military officer

David StirlingDavid Stirling
15 November 1915

Archibald Wavell, 1st Earl WavellArchibald Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell
05 May 1883
Politician, Officer
Hugh DowdingHugh Dowding
24 April 1882
Air Chief Marshal

Thomas GageThomas Gage
1721 AD
Military Officer
Prince William, Duke of CumberlandPrince William, Duke of Cumberland
26 April 1721
Military commander

John HawkinsJohn Hawkins
30 November 1532

John Dudley, duke of NorthumberlandJohn Dudley, duke of Northumberland
1504 AD
0015 AD
Military Commander

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738
Navy officer
John Jellicoe, 1st Earl JellicoeJohn Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
05 December 1859
Royal Navy officer

James Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of CardiganJames Thomas Brudenell, 7th earl of Cardigan
16 October 1797
Military Officer

William Slim, 1st Viscount SlimWilliam Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
14 December 1891
Military officer

William Slim, 1st Viscount SlimWilliam Slim, 1st Viscount Slim
06 August 1891
Military commander

Claude AuchinleckClaude Auchinleck
21 June 1884
Isaac BrockIsaac Brock
06 October 1769
Military Officer

Hereward the WakeHereward the Wake
1035 AD

John Vereker, 6th Viscount GortJohn Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
10 July 1886
Military personnel

Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount AllenbyEdmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
23 April 1861
Florence GreenFlorence Green
19 February 1901

Andrew Browne CunninghamAndrew Browne Cunningham
07 January 1883
Naval Officer
Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount AlanbrookeAlan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke
23 July 1883
Military Officer

Edmund of Langley, 1st duke of YorkEdmund of Langley, 1st duke of York
05 June 1341

Francis PymFrancis Pym
13 February 1922
Edward BraddockEdward Braddock
31 December 1695
military personnel

Simon Fraser, 11th Lord LovatSimon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat
05 January 1667
Military Leader
Hastings Lionel Ismay, Baron IsmayHastings Lionel Ismay, Baron Ismay
21 June 1887
Military Officer

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl RobertsFrederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
30 September 1832
Military General

Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron AmherstJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
29 January 1717
Colonial administrator, Military personnel
Humphrey, Duke of GloucesterHumphrey, Duke of Gloucester
03 October 1390
Military Leader

Trafford Leigh-MalloryTrafford Leigh-Mallory
11 July 1892
Henry ClintonHenry Clinton
16 April 1730
Military officer

William de la Pole, 1st duke of SuffolkWilliam de la Pole, 1st duke of Suffolk
16 October 1396
Military officer

Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of StraffordThomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford
13 April 1593

Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th duke of NorfolkMiles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th duke of Norfolk
21 July 1915
Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of HastingsFrancis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
09 December 1754
Robert, 1st Earl of GloucesterRobert, 1st Earl of Gloucester
1090 AD
Military chief

Henry Percy, 1st earl of NorthumberlandHenry Percy, 1st earl of Northumberland
10 November 1341

Lachlan MacquarieLachlan Macquarie
31 January 1762
Army officer

Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount WolseleyGarnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley
04 June 1833
Politician, Diplomat, Military personnel
Bertram Home RamsayBertram Home Ramsay
20 January 1883
Navy officer

Sir Mortimer WheelerSir Mortimer Wheeler
10 September 1890

Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of GraftonHenry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton
28 September 1663

Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of BuckinghamHumphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham
30 November 1402

John Bagot GlubbJohn Bagot Glubb
16 April 1897
Military General
Keith ParkKeith Park
15 June 1892
Aviator, Military personnel

William Longsword, 3rd earl of SalisburyWilliam Longsword, 3rd earl of Salisbury
1176 AD
English noble
Miles DempseyMiles Dempsey
15 December 1896
Senior officer

James FitzJames, 1st Duke of BerwickJames FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick
21 August 1670
Eric LomaxEric Lomax
30 May 1919
Writer, Screenwriter
John Talbot, 1st earl of ShrewsburyJohn Talbot, 1st earl of Shrewsbury
1387 AD
Military officer