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Unformatted text preview: 2-28The 100 Years War: Dynasty as Politics• the French context• government near bankruptcy• property confiscations; forced loans• declared all property of Jews forfeit and expelled them• nobility 1-2% of population, still military in outlook• lesser nobility diminished in wealth• the English context• famine and unemployment• king greatly in debt to Italian and Flemish banks• English possessions in southwest France under pressure from French king• king must get consent from Commons for additional taxes• cannot pillage them as he used to• Competing Claims to the French ThronePhilip III(1270-1285)Philip IVCharles of Valois(1285-1314)(1325)Louis XPhilip VCharles IVIsabella = Edward II(1314-1316) (1316-1322) (1322-1328)Philip VI(1328-1350)Edward III• Salic law forbids ascension to the throne through the female line• in 1328• Philip of Valois becomes king of France• his claim equal to Isabelle, mother of English king, Edward III• Philip VI took over large portions of Gascony• Edward III declared himself king of France in 1337• Battle of Crécy 1346...
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- Fall '07
- Middle Ages, Edward III, John II of France, House of Capet, Philip IV of France, Charles IV of France, Philip V of France