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The Hundred Years' War
Transcript of The Hundred Years' War
By A. Bryant
The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts from 1337 to 1453 over the succession of the French Throne.
The war actually lasted 116 years.
1346- The Battle of the Crecey(first major engagement)
1356- The Battle of Poitiers (King of France was taken captive)
1372- The Battle of La Rochelle (naval battle- French gain control of the English Channel)
1415- Battle of Agincourt (Henry V won against incredible odds)
1428-1429- The Siege of Orleans (turning point)
1431- Joan of Arc is burned (not a battle but important)
The War ends, and the only part of France that England owns is the coast of Calais.
It was between France,
King Edward III declared himself King
of France after lands he owned in France
The war starts off with several successes by Britain, and the English forces dominate the French for decades. Then it seesaws. In the 1360's, the French are winning. from 1415-1422, the English are winning. After 1415, King Henry V revives the campaign and conquers large portions of France. However, from 1422 onward the French crown strikes back.