|The Hundred Years War1
The Hundred Years War was a long, complicated war with
itís roots in political struggles, the want of Kings and the people of
their nations to expand territory, and to take territory that they believe
is theirs. This war lasted more than a century, from 1337-1453, and
was a actually a series of wars broken only temporarily by treaties
doomed to fail.
The English king controlled much of France, particularly in
the fertile South. These lands had come under control of the English
when Eleanor of Aquitaine, heiress to the region, married King Henry
II of England in the mid-12th century. There was constant bickering
along the French-English frontier, and the French kings always had to
fear an English invasion from the South. Between Flanders in the North
and the English in the South, they were caught in between the two
The French responded by doing the same to the English.
They allied with the Scots in an arrangement that ...