Hundred Years' War

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the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England

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With apologies to W C Sellar and R J Yeatman, the authors of 1066 And All That, every school pupil knows that Mary Queen of Scots had Calais carved on her heart after Sir Francis Drake abandoned a game of bowls to beat the French on his way to sign the Treaty of Austerlitz, which ended the 100 Years War.
Half believed the Battle of the Bulge, Custer's Last Stand and the 100 Years War never happened, while a third believed the Cold War was an invention
During the 100 Years War, most notably at Agincourt in 1415, the longbow became legendary when the 5,000 archers of Henry V's army destroyed a French army almost seven times larger .
In medieval times the Welsh longbow men were considered the best in Britain, the highly-trained archers of Glamorgan and Gwent taking part in many battles of the 100 Years War.
According to Dr Yasmin Soysal of the European Sociological Association, it's all part of a political correctness 'initiative' that glosses over past unpleasantness, like the 100 years war, a mere pub fight in the new reality, to promote European unity.
The V-sign dates from the 100 Years War between England and France
Warwick's dungeon measures 19ft by 13ft and could have housed many prisoners during the 100 Years War when French soldiers were held there - some unluckily in the notorious oubliette, a tiny pit where they were literally forgotten and left to perish
However, it is like the 100 Years War - first one side gain ground, then the other, and the victims, as always, are the innocent civilians.
Far from uniting England and France, their wedding was the first act in the 100 Years War.
The battle, by the way, was the first in which Welsh soldiers wore a sort of uniform, of green and white cloth, and it's gone down in military annals as one of the most outstanding engagements of the 100 Years War.
Also on This Day: 1453: The 100 Years War ended after the defeat of the English at Castillon; 1674: Birth of hymn writer Isaac Watts, author of O God Our Help In Ages Past ; 1790: Death of political economist and writer Adam Smith; 1917: The British royal family changed its name from 'Saxe-Coburg-Gotha' to the decidedly more English 'Windsor'; 1955: Disneyland opened in California; 1959: Death of American jazz singer Billie Holiday; 1981: The Humber Estuary Bridge was opened.
Which profanity did Frenchmen use in the 100 Years War and for centuries afterwards to describe Englishmen?
So the row over Britain's EU membership is likely to make the 100 Years War seem a blip in history.
During the 100 Years War the dungeons here housed French prisoners and we're pretty sure the garrison held jousts and tournaments much the same as other medieval castles did.