100yrs_war - Hundred Years War The Hundred Years' War...

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Hundred Years’ War The Hundred Years' War started in 1337 and lasted 116 years, extending over the control of five English and five French kings who fought for the possession of France. The war had several contributing causes including the efforts of the French kings to control the English-held province of Guyenne in France. The French also supported the Scots against England, and the French attempted to control Flanders and the English wool trade there. English and French sailors and fishermen frequently fought over the rights in the English Channel. William the Conqueror started the cross-Channel empire that ended with the Hundred Year’s War. William’s third son, Henry, had a daughter, Matilda. She was later known as the Empress because of her late husband, the former Emperor. Because of the Salic law, and anarchy of Matilda and her nephew, Steven, her son, Henry II, could not immediately have the throne. The anarchy ended with a contract that read Henry II would be king when Steven died. Under his rule, the empire reached its height.
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2010 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Daniels during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas-Tyler.

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