3a The Hundred Years War Notes Chart world history 1.docx - The Hundred Years\u2019 War(1337-1453_England_vs_France Causes of the Hundred Years\u2019 War

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The Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) __England___vs.__France__ Causes of the Hundred Years’ War: Cause #1: Edward III (English king) tries to claim the French throne Supporting Details of Cause #1: 1. French king Charles IV, last surviving son of Philip the Fair, dies with no heirs 2. Edward III is Philip the Fair’s grandson (by way of his mother) 3. The French place Philip VI, Charles IV’s cousin, on the throne instead of Edward Cause #2: France and England share a small geographic space Supporting Details of Cause #2: 1. Both had begun to emerge as powerful states 2. Edward III and other Englishmen held large territories of land in France as fiefs Cause #3: Conflict over an area called Flanders Supporting Details of Cause #3: 1. Area in France known for cloth making 2. Dependent on English wool to make their cloth Cause #4: French and English don’t get along Supporting Details of Cause #4: 1. Long history of prejudice and animosity between the two populations English Advantages over the French: #1: England had better kings.

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