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Hundred Years War (1337-1453)

The Hundred Years' War Facts:
  • Conflict between France and England lasting 116 years (1337 to 1453).
  • War was primarily over claims by the English kings to the French throne.
  • The war finally ended in the expulsion of the English from France, excluding the Calais Pale.
  • Essentially the war was a series of conflicts (phases, see below).
  • Although primarily a dynastic royal conflict, the war also gave impetus to French and English ideas of nationality.
  • The war also saw new weapons & tactics with replacement of the older system of feudal armies (with their associated heavy cavalry).
Hundred Years War Phases:
  • Edwardian War (1337–1360)
  • Caroline War (1369–1389)
  • Lancastrian War (1415–1429)
  • Joan of Arc influenced conflict (1429–1453)

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