100YearsWar - Ms. Susan M. Pojer Ms. Horace Greeley HS...

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Ms. Susan M. Pojer Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
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The French nobility selected  Philip of Valois , a cousin of the last king  through the male line. Y He founded a new French dynasty  that ruled through the 16c. Y He was chosen in preference to  King Edward III of England , whose  mother was the daughter of the late  king, Philip IV. In 1340, Edward claimed the title “King  of France.” 1. Controversy Over Succession
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2. Fr. Land Belonging to Br. Kings A longer standing issue was  the status of lands within  France that belonged to  English kings. Edward was actually a  vassal of Philip’s, holding  sizable French territories as  fiefs from the king of  France [it went back to the  Norman conquest].
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3. Conflict Over Flanders Wool industry. Flanders wants its  independence from  French control. Asks England for help. The ‘dagger’ pointing at the ‘heart’ of England!
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4. A Struggle for National Identity France was NOT a  united country before  the war began. The French king only  controlled about half  of the country.
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Military Characteristics The War was a series of short raids and  expeditions punctuated by a few major  battles, marked off by truces or ineffective  treaties. Y The relative strengths of each country dictated  the sporadic nature of the struggle.
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French Advantages Population of about 16,000,000. Far richer and more populous than England.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 103 taught by Professor Livingston during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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