100 years of war
the top ten battles of the war
Battle of Crecy (August 26, 1346) 2. Battle of Poitiers (September 19, 1356) 3. Battle of Agincourt (October 25, 1415) 4. Lifting of the Siege of Orleans (May 8, 1429) .5 Battle of Castillon (July 17, 1453)
paintings of the war
the countries that fought in the war
The Hundred Years' War was fought between France and England during the late Middle Ages. It lasted 116 years from 1337 to 1453.
the long bow
The longbow, also called the Welsh longbow, is a powerful type of medieval longbow (a tall bow forarchery) about 6 ft (1.8 m) long used by the English and Welsh for hunting and as a weapon in medieval warfare. English use of longbows was effective against the French during the Hundred Years' War, particularly at the start of the war in the battles of Sluys (1340), Crécy (1346), and Poitiers (1356), and perhaps most famously at the Battle of Agincourt (1415). They were less successful after this, with longbowmen having their lines broken at the Battle of Verneuil (1424), and being completely routed at the Battle of Patay (1429) when they were charged before they had set up their defensive position.