The Hundred Years War Essay

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“What a hundred years is not enough to build, one day is more than enough to destroy”-author unknown (quotes.dictionary.com). This quotation explains how during the Hundred Years War there were battles where thousands of people died and whole towns were destroyed, and all of this was happening while a better country was trying to be built. The Hundred Years War was a very significant time in European history. The Hundred Years War brought the Middle Ages to a close and changed warfare considerably.
The Hundred Years War started in May 1337 (“ehistory”). One of the main causes for the Hundred Years War happened 200 years before, when Edward the III claimed the throne of France Thus the ...view middle of the document...

According to Heritage-history.com, there were three main phases in the hundred years war. The first phase was the Edwardian Campaign. It lasted from 1340 until 1360 and went very well for the English. The second phase was the Caroline Phase. It lasted from 1369 to 1389 and was mixed with several wars in the region. It ended in a loss of a lot of English territory. The third, and last phase, was the Lancastrian War. It lasted from 1415 until 1453. This war was also tied up with another war that was between the Armagnac and Burgundies. This phase went very badly for the French until commander Joan of Arc started fighting for the French. Her victories resulted in driving England out of France in 1453.
The Edwardian Campaign phase (phase one) all started when Edward III claimed the throne of France. Edward III was English and it upset Philip VI of Valois who was French and thought the throne rightfully belonged to him. There was a settlement by ceding the fiefdom of Gascony to the King, but it did not last long. Bringing about the first battle of the Hundred Years War. After many disheartening French loses, much of France fell into English arms. For several years after the Battle of Poitiers, there was a peace treaty negotiated between the French and the English.
After the Battle of Poitiers there were ten years of official peace Between the French and English. But there was still much fighting in their region, as there were two ongoing wars of succession at that time. Which both England and France took opposite sides of. Thus triggering phase two of the Hundred Years War, the Caroline Phase. During this phase, while fighting another country’s war, the French learned to avoid direct confrontation...

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