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The Hundred Years' War was a conflict between France and England which lasted from 1337 to 1453. The war had three distinct phases: Edwardian, Caroline, and Lancastrian. Such a long war is difficult to summarize in just a few words, but the war essentially originated as a succession crisis.

There were no heirs to the French throne; Edward III of England tried to claim the throne, but the French nobility rejected him. Eventually, this conflict spiraled into war between France and England. Edward gained control of the English Channel, and the Treaty of Brétigny in 1360 ended the Edwardian phase. England gained a large amount of...

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