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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One theory says his moniker comes from the slaughter of 3,000 men, women and children in the French town of Limoges in 1370 during the Hundred Years' War - yet doubt has been cast on this historical stain on his reputation.
One theory says his moniker comes from the slaughter of 3,000 men, women and children in the French town of Limoges, in 1370, during the Hundred Years' War - yet doubt has been cast on this historical stain on his reputation.
On the shallow proscenium stage of Boston's Huntington Avenue Theatre, Dan Daly's painted flats and steps and strangely unutilized central door created a decent approximation of a 14th-century Calais household interior at the start of the Hundred Years' War, when the stalwart French were besieged by the implacable (until the finale) Edward III of England.
1356: The English, led by Edward, the Black Prince, defeated the French at the Battle of Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War.
But the modern plague isn't as lethal, leading scientists to think conditions in medieval Europe--like famines, colder weather, and the Hundred Years' War between France and England--may have contributed to the almost 200 million deaths.
As he did in two earlier magisterial volumes, Jonathan Sumption continues to redefine our understanding of the Hundred Years' War.
She led the French army to a number of victories over the english in the Hundred Years' war.
Her story is extraordinary: a peasant teenager whose two-year involvement in the Hundred Years' War helped to change the course of history in two countries yet a woman burned at the stake as a witch.
The French knew English soldiers of the Hundred Years' War as "Les Goddams" because of their propensity to swear.
The original Hundred Years' War between England and France left the population of France smaller by two-thirds.
On This Day:1415: The English army defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War.