Hundred Years War: causes and effects What were the causes, effects, and most significant events of the Hundred Years’ War? Did the Hundred Years’ War differ in any manner from earlier medieval warfare Causes: Effects: Events: Differ?  

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The Hundred Years War was caused less by hate than by a vying for power. England and France were constantly invading one another and fighting. All of the battles in this one hundred sixteen year war were fought in France. The war also led to a surge of new technologies.

Back in the year 911, Carolingian King Charles the Simple allowed the Viking Rollo to settle in what became known as Normandy.  In 1066 the Viking descendants invaded and conquered England at the Battle of Hastings. Thus Norman leaders, who were vassals to the King of France, even when they were the rulers of England. As the various regions or Normandy, Burgundy, and France changed hands, this complicated the relationship between those areas and the English Kings, and the English influence had begun to diminish.  By 1337, when the war began, the English concentrated their efforts to regain their Continental claims.  However, by the conclusion of the war in 1453, they had...

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