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Why is Joan of Arc important in the Hundred Years' War?

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The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts that engulfed Europe between 1337 and 1453. Although the main opponents were England and France, other powers were often pulled into the conflicts. The main issue at stake had to do with a relationship between England and France dating back to the Norman conquest. Because of this history, England had territories in France and France claimed the monarch of England as a vassal. The end of the war settled many territorial claims.

Henry V's victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1424 resulted in England gaining the upper hand in the war. Simultaneously, the heir to the French throne, the Dauphin (who was crowned as Charles VII), was in a politically precarious position, with the succession being called into doubt, with Henry...

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