The Hundred Years’ War

The Hundred Years’ War is the climax of the French-English rivalry with the claim on the French crown by Edward III in 1337. With ride raids, open battles, sieges and truces, this war is very hard on the French territory and the French army is rapidly at the mercy of English archers (Crécy, 1346; Azincourt, 1415) but overtake them by using new artillery weapons at the battle of Castillon in 1451, thus ending the war.