Charles Saatchi described his recent treatment of wife Nigella Lawson as just a 'playful tiff'. Which has left us a bit confused. So for anyone's who's not sure what counts as a 'playful tiff' any more, here's a Saatchi-style guide to 10 historical rows between people who who hated arguing...

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  • World War Two (1939-1945)

    A playful tiff between Adolf Hitler and the Allies. Fortunately it was all over when a bomb was playfully dropped on Japan.

  • The Battle Of Hastings (1066)

    A playful tiff during which the Normans conquered England and someone playfully shot an arrow into King Harold's eye. Whoops!

  • The Battle Of Waterloo (1815)

    A playful tiff between the Duke of Wellington's army and Napoleon Bonaparte's. Napoleon surrendered, playfully.

  • The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854)

    A playful tiff between Russian and British armies during the Crimean War, as immortalised in the playful poem by Lord Tennyson.

  • The Vietnam War (1955-75)

    A playful tiff that only lasted 20 years!

  • The Battle of Bosworth Field (1485)

    The last playful tiff in that larger playful tiff, the Wars of the Roses.

  • The Falklands War (1982)

    A playful tiff between Britain and Argentina, during which Thatcher playfully ordered the playful sinking of the Belgrano.

  • The Battle of Agincourt

    During which Henry V playfully led his troops into a playful tiff with the French, and won. Playfully.

  • World War One (1939-45)

    The playful tiff which started with the playful assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

  • The American Civil War (1861-65)

    A playful tiff amongst Americans.