100 Years War

+ Joan of Arc


"The Hundred Years War was fought between England and France and lasted from 1337 to 1453. The war was a series of battles with long periods of peace in between."


How Did It Start?

"Small disputes and battles had been going on between the French and the English for years. However, in 1337, King Edward III of England claimed that he was the rightful king of France. This began the long battle between the two countries.

Other disputes kept the fighting going for over one hundred years. These included the control of the valuable wool trade, disputes over certain areas of land, and the support for Scotland by the French."


The War

Click here to read more information about the 100 Years War.
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The Battle of Agincourt

One of the most well-known battles of the war was in Agincourt, France.

Read more about the battle here.

Joan of Arc

"Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans," was born in 1412 in Domrémy, Bar, France. A national heroine of France, at age 18 she led the French army to victory over the British at Orléans. Captured a year later, Joan was burned at the stake as a heretic by the English and their French collaborators. She was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint more than 500 years later, on May 16, 1920."


Before reading more about Joan of Arc, watch this summary about her here.

Next, read about Joan's story here then check out this statue of Joan of Arc located in Paris, France.
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