Hundred Years' War

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the series of wars fought intermittently between France and England

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Dennis writes that if we are going to stay until the Taliban are defeated we will be there for a 100 years war.
The period from roughly 1689 to 1815 was often called "The 2nd 100 Years War," because of a constant state of belligerency between England and France.
Then I want to dip into history and do programmes on one person, or a small group, showing the effects of events like the Norman Conquest, the Black Death, the 100 Years War and so on to ordinary people.
This could go down in history as another 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.
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.
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.