The French vanguard, however decided to lead the attack force without a plan. The French forces were easily defeated because of the English longbowmen. This was the first major battle leading up to the Siege of Orleans. The next major battle occurred after ten years of war at Poitiers. Edward invaded France in 1356.
The Hundred Years War was a battle between the French and English in hopes for possession over the French kingdom. The war started when the English King, Edward III, claimed the French throne. At first, England's new weapon, the longbow, and its stronger, more centralized government were enough to overcome the larger yet disorganized French population. But as France gained a national identity, the English began to suffer defeats. In May of 1337, the nations were looking for national identity and were attempting to become stronger.
Joan’s letter to the king of England in 1429 and her role in the battle at Orleans played a symbolic role and affected the French’s success in the Hundred Years’ War by increasing French spirits and showing the weakness of the English. When the Hundred Years’ War began in 1337, the strength of the French empire declined and the English possessed most of France. Although the war began in 1337, tensions between France and England started centuries earlier. In 1066, William of Normandy, duke of France, defeated the English and became king of England. A century later, conflict arose when Henry II, a great grandson of William, came into power in 1154 and wanted to add to his empire, known as the Angevin Empire, by taking over French territories.
"The Hundred Years War was the last great medieval war." (http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/100.html) Not only was this war between kings, but lesser nobles too were fighting for their own interests, while they fought for their country. Looking back two centuries earlier can be seen as the true cause for this war. When Duke William of Normandy conquered England in 1066, he did so as a subject of the French King. The French speaking English Kings to follow gained more and more land from the English.
In 1797, Austria surrendered to France when Napoleon was just 80 miles from the capitol. When the fight was taken to Egypt, he again won the battle of the pyramids, but lost his fleet of ships in his next fight over the battle of the Nile. He returned home to France to see that the French government was really messed up. "In 1799 he abolished the Directorate and set up a consulate." He was not happy and wanted more power, so he went after the rest of Europe, but had settled with many treaties.
This was the largest battle and after it Edward of the Yorkists became King Edward IV. Edward ruled for 9 years until he was deposed, by his once ally, the Earl of Warwick. Warwick felt he hadn't been rewarded enough by Edward and joined forces with, his once enemy, Margaret of Anjou, the King of France and the remaining Lancastrains. They invaded Britain in 1470 and King Edward was forced to flee the country. Warwick quickly re-installed Henry VI back to the throne, however it was clear he was
Using the momentum Joan had set up, Charles VII drove out the rest of the English forces in France, and finally Gascony, in 1453. The Hundred Year’s War ended with no treaties or agreements, simply, both sides just wanted to stop fighting. France began to thrive again and the "War of Roses" broke out in England, overall the Hundred Year's War was one of the most turbulent times in the history of Europe, and even today England and France have some social hostility towards one another. Works Cited "Saint Joan of Arc." Britannica School.
Yet, the triple alliance was broken by the French who allied with Britain and declared war again on the Netherlands. This marked the beginning of the Franco-Dutch wars that continued till the death of Louis XIV, who was unable to take the Netherlands fully even after many important victories. Living Death Louis XIV, the Sun King, died worthy of his name, not only did he inspire many in his own time with his cunning devices, he continues to do so today with all that he has left us.
Virginia claimed ownership of Ohio, and Governor Dinwiddie hoped to prevent the French from founding their permanent post there. However, the militia group was too late, for the French were already constructing Fort Duquesne at the strategic point where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet. George Washington was twenty-two and commanded the Virginian militia who attacked a French detachment and eventually surrendered after a day-long battle during which more than one-third of his men were killed or wounded. Washington had made a huge mistake that would eventually set of a war that would encompass nearly the entire world. “America, mayest well rejoice, the Children of New England may be glad and triumph” (Doc.
When Napoleon won the battle against Egypt he suffered a disastrous setback at sea because the British fleet destroyed the French fleet in the battle of the Nile. After leaving the army in Egypt Napoleon returned to Paris. The French were not fully aware of the losses in Egypt and they welcomed him home as a hero. Once Napoleon returned he soon found out that many people were dissatisfied with the Directory. With the help of troops that were loyal to him, he and two directors overthrew the government in 1799.