How was terrorism used by the English to disrupt French resistance

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During the Hundred Years’ War, the English used something called a chevauchée to disrupt French resistance to their campaigns. In French, the word “chevauchée” literally means “horse charge,” and this gives us an image of the English, charging across France on horseback, to carry out these attacks.

A chevauchée was a well-planned and focused form of attack which consisted of raiding and pillaging towns and villages. Its purpose was two-fold: firstly,...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on December 20, 2019