Lord_Nelson

Military Commanders

image

Alanbrooke

20th century soldier

image

Alexander

20th century soldier

image

Allenby

20th century soldier

image

Bomber Harris

20th century airman

image

Clive of India

18th century soldier

image

Cunningham

20th century sailor

image

Haig

20th century soldier

image

Henry V

15th century soldier

image

Marlborough

17th/18th century soldier

image

Montgomery

20th century soldier

image

Nelson

18th/19th century sailor

image

Park

20th century airman

image

Ramsay

20th century sailor

image

Slim

20th century soldier

image

Wellington

19th century soldier

image

Wolfe

18th century soldier

Britain’s Sixteen Best Military Commanders

The list above is of, what we believe to be, Britain’s best or most successful military commanders.  This list is not exclusive but we have created it from those commanders who were tested against strong opposition and under international conditions.  With two World Wars in one century, there is, unsurprisingly, a predominance of twentieth century commanders.

Most nineteenth century British commanders were more involved with local disputes around the British Empire although it could be argued that Lord Roberts from the Boer War, Lord Kitchener from the war in the Sudan and Lord Raglan from the Crimea War might deserve inclusion. The Black Prince from the earlier part of the Hundred Years War could also have a case for inclusion.

There have also been numerous great commanders who have only operated on a “domestic” level including Oliver Cromwell, Robert the Bruce, Owain Glyndŵr and Edward I.  

Richard the Lionheart appears in many popular polls of famous British commanders but it is not clear as to whether he was a great commander or merely an adventurer who fought for selfish reasons and not for the national cause. For this reason he has not been included above.

Buy and Sell Online with Deal Locators