After the French King died, Edward III, his closest relative claimed he was entitled to the French throne but was rejected by the French. Thus led to the beginning of The Hundred Years' War
The Origin of The Hundred Years' War
The Battle of Agincourt was the last English victory against the French and dealt a devastating blow to the French forces with 9,000 French killed and only 400 English killed. The English were able to do this because of their weapon advantage and terrain advantage.
The Battle of Agincourt
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc was the main reason of the victory at The Siege of Orleans. She not only brought morale but also hope. Even after she was burned by the English, she still boosted the French's morale.
The Siege of Orleans was the turning point of the war and was won because Joan of Arc scared the English away..
The Siege of Orleans
In the Battle of Castillon the French used advanced cannons to defeat the English and waited for the English to charge instead of charging like in the Battle of Agincourt. The Battle of Castillon was the last major battle of The Hundred Years' War.
The Battle of Castillon
Results/Impact of The Hundred Years' War
The results of The Hundred Years' War was French sovereignty, the rise of Nationalism, and parliament gaining the right to control taxation, or "the power of the purse".