The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337-1453
From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those "hundred years" won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. The protagonists of the Hundred Years War are among the most colorful in European history: Edward III, the Black Prince; Henry V, who was later immortalized by Shakespeare; the splendid but inept John II, who died a prisoner in London; Charles V, who very nearly overcame England; and the enigmatic Charles VII, who at last drove the English out. Desmond Seward's critically-acclaimed account of the Hundred Years War brings to life all of the intrigue, beauty, and royal to-the-death-fighting of that legendary century-long conflict.
Chapter 1 - Valois or Plantagenet? 1328—1340
Chapter 2 - Crécy 1340-1350
Chapter 3 - Poitiers and the Black Prince 1350—1360
Chapter 4 - Charles the Wise 1360-1380
Chapter 5 - Richard II: A Lost Peace 1380-1399
Chapter 6 - Burgundy and Armagnac: England’s Opportunity 1399-1413
Chapter 7 - Henry V and Agincourt 1413—1422
Chapter 8 - John, Duke of Bedford, Regent of France 1422-1429
Chapter 9 - ‘The Witch of Orleans’ 1429-1435
Chapter 10 - ‘Sad Tidings’ 1435-1450
Chapter 11 - The End: ‘A Dismal Fight’ 1450—1453
Chapter 12 - Epilogue
Appendix: A Note on Currency
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