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The Hundred Years' War was fought between France & England during the late Middle Ages. It lasted 116 years from 1337 to 1453
The war started because Charles IV of France died without a son in 1328. Edward of England then believed he had the right to become the new king of France through his mother.
The battle occurred on Friday, October 25, 1415 near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France.
Henry V's victory at Agincourt, against a numerically superior French army, crippled France.
Henry married the French king's daughter & then Henry's son, Henry VI, was made heir to the throne of France.
Many of the people in southern France did not accept English rule. In 1428 the English began to invade Southern France. They began a siege of the city of Orleans.
However, a young peasant girl named Joan of Arc took leadership of the French army. She claimed to have seen a vision from God. She led the french to a victory at Orleans in 1429. She led the French to several more victories before she was captured by the English & burned at the stake.
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