Hundred Years' War

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Hundred Years' War

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(Historical Terms) the series of wars fought intermittently between England and France from 1337–1453: after early victories the English were expelled from all of France except Calais

Hundred Years' War

1337–1453 Fought over the English Plantagenet kings’ claim to the French throne. It ended in the expulsion of the English from most of France.
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Noun1.Hundred Years' War - the series of wars fought intermittently between France and EnglandHundred Years' War - the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England; 1337-1453
battle of Crecy, Crecy - the first decisive battle of the Hundred Years' War; in 1346 the English under Edward III defeated the French under Philip of Valois
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The 100 years war, the 30 years war, the Spanish wars, the Franco-Prussian wars, the two world wars of the last century: this is what the nations of Europe do to one another - unless they are held together in an arrangement that obliges them to settle their differences around a Brussels conference table, where the most mortal danger is tedium and late-night halitosis.
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Owain Lawgoch, grand nephew to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, was a professional soldier who chose to fight on the side France against English aggression during the 100 Years War.
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