Hundred years war
War, is such a common rather such a random word in the medieval dictionary as all the emperors were power thirsty and wanted to expand their kingdoms. Also to establish power, religious prowess, military and cultural dominance, wars were waged and on the pages of history, long periods of war we all have read about. But the hundred years war between England and France is something different in terms of war strategy, war motive, and war effects as well.
All about the hundred years war:
The war ranged from: 1337 to 1453 approx. Yes, stunningly enough this is really a huge span of time, the demography was really war ravaged. All the wars were fought on the lands of France for about 116 years. This major war was fought between England and France but later Burgundy was also known to join the battle. The most important name that comes up whenever we talk about the hundred years war is Joan of Arc.
Important names from both the nations:
People like Kind Richard, King Edward and King Henry were known figures in this hundred years war, which represented England and people such as King Philip, King John, King Charles were some of the names from France.
Impact of the hundred year’s war:
The monarchy, the dispensation of the king and his unquestionable prowess almost came to an end with this war as new war methods were affecting the people’s psyche and were compelling them to think about individual existence then. The king’s hierarchy was somewhat shaken.
An array of small consequential wars and larger wars make up this large span of battles and massive blood sheds. Some of the battles can be named that marked the English as the defeating champions such as the battle of Cadsand , battle of auberoche , the naval battle of sluys , siege of calasis , battle of Crecy , battle of saint pol de Leon , battle of saints and so on and so forth .
A few can be named after French victory as well , such as battle of Andres , battle of montiel , battle of chiset , battle of Orleans , battle of patay , battle of Compiegne , battle of gerbevoy , battle of castillon and so on and so forth . These were fought in a series and took much time to be called the hundred years war.
These were followed by ultimatums, changing protocols, changing dispensational powers. These affected the demography, ended up in cultural exchange as well. The military prowess shows the technical developments but also caused massive mayhems, blood sheds in the area. Most of the battles fought did portray a British victory as a whole. This reflects the British dominance then also.
An array of assemblies were called in this context and various research works have been done to unravel the exact facts and dates of these wars fought for about a century.