100 Year War By Bryce and Group

By wraybry
  • Mar 1, 1328

    Charles IV dies

    Charles IV dies
    When Charles IV dies, for the first time in more than 400 years of the Capetian dynasty there is no son or brother to inherit the French crown
  • May 28, 1328

    A French cousin is selected to succeed Charles IV

    A French cousin is selected to succeed Charles IV
    A French cousin, Philip of Valois, is selected to succeed Charles IV - in preference to an English cousin, Edward III.
  • Jan 10, 1337

    Philip VI of France confiscates Guienne

    Philip VI of France confiscates Guienne
    Philip VI of France confiscates Guienne, a fief belonging to Edward III of England - whose response begins the Hundred Years' War
  • Nov 17, 1340

    Edward III publicly assumes the title.

    Edward III publicly assumes the title.
    Edward III, in Ghent, publicly assumes the title and the arms of the king of France.
  • Nov 17, 1346

    The more mobile English force

    The more mobile English force
    The more mobile English force, of longbows and infantry, defeats at Crécy the unwieldy crossbows and heavy cavalry of the French.
  • Nov 17, 1347

    The English siege of Calais ends

    The English siege of Calais ends
    The English siege of Calais ends when six burghers of the town, with ropes around their necks, offer their lives to save their fellow citizens
  • Nov 17, 1356

    The battle of Poitiers ends

    The battle of Poitiers ends
    The battle of Poitiers ends, on the third day, with victory for the English and the capture of the French king, John II.
  • Nov 17, 1360

    After four years of captivity in Bordeaux and London

    After four years of captivity in Bordeaux and London
    After four years of captivity in Bordeaux and London, the French king John II is released for a promised ransom of 3 million gold crowns.
  • Nov 17, 1392

    Charles VI, king of France,

    Charles VI, king of France,
    Charles VI, king of France, suffers the first of many violent fits of madness.
  • Nov 17, 1407

    Rivalry between factions of the French

    Rivalry between factions of the French
    Rivalry between factions of the French royal family results in the murder in Paris of the king's brother, Louis duke of Orléans, and the onset of civil war
  • Nov 17, 1413

    Henry V succeeds his father

    Henry V succeeds his father
    Henry V succeeds his father, Henry IV, as king of England.
  • Nov 17, 1415

    Henry V captures the French stronghold

    Henry V captures the French stronghold
    Henry V captures the French stronghold of Harfleur - where, in Shakespeare, he urges his dear friends 'once more unto the breach'
  • Nov 18, 1415

    Henry V wins a victory on St Crispin's day

    Henry V wins a victory on St Crispin's day
    Henry V wins a victory on St Crispin's day at Agincourt, against a much larger and more heavily armed French force
  • Nov 17, 1419

    Henry V makes a triumphal entry into Rouen

    Henry V makes a triumphal entry into Rouen
    After a six-month siege Henry V makes a triumphal entry into Rouen, the city of his Norman ancestors
  • Nov 19, 1419

    John the Fearless is murdered

    John the Fearless is murdered
    John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy, is murdered by the Armagnac faction in the presence of the dauphin - escalating France's civil war
  • Nov 17, 1420

    The treaty of Troyes

    The treaty of Troyes
    The treaty of Troyes, between the English and the Burgundian faction, grants Henry V the status of heir to the French throne
  • Nov 20, 1420

    Henry V marries Catherine

    Henry V marries Catherine
    Henry V marries Catherine, daughter of the French king and sister of the rightful heir to the kingdom, the dauphin, who is on the opposing side
  • Nov 17, 1422

    The dauphin proclaims himself Charles VII of France

    The dauphin proclaims himself Charles VII of France
    The dauphin proclaims himself Charles VII of France, but with Paris in the hands of his enemies he is known as the king of Bourges
  • Nov 19, 1422

    Henry VI becomes king of England

    Henry VI becomes king of England
    Henry VI, son of Henry V and Catherine of France, is king of England and theoretically king of France before his first birthday
  • Nov 17, 1428

    Joan of Arc hears the voices of saints

    Joan of Arc hears the voices of saints
    A peasant girl, Joan of Arc, hears the voices of saints urging her to relieve the siege of Orléans
  • Feb 25, 1429

    Joan of Arc stands nearby while Charles VII is anointed at Reims

    Joan of Arc stands nearby while Charles VII is anointed at Reims
    Joan of Arc stands nearby while Charles VII is anointed at Reims, then kneels before him and for the first time calls him her king
  • Nov 17, 1429

    Joan of Arc wins her way into the presence

    Joan of Arc wins her way into the presence
    Joan of Arc wins her way into the presence of Charles VII at Chinon and persuades him, eventually, to trust her
  • Nov 19, 1429

    Joan of Arc leads French

    Joan of Arc leads French
    Joan of Arc leads French forces in the successful relief of Orléans
  • May 30, 1430

    Joan of Arc is captured in a skirmish

    Joan of Arc is captured in a skirmish
    Joan of Arc is captured in a skirmish with the Burgundians, who subsequently hand her over to the English
  • Nov 17, 1431

    Joan of Arc is tried by the Inquisition

    Joan of Arc is tried by the Inquisition
    Joan of Arc, tried by the Inquisition on behalf of the English in Rouen, is burned at the stake as a relapsed heretic
  • Nov 12, 1437

    Charles VII enters Paris

    Charles VII enters Paris
    Charles VII enters Paris, marking conclusively the end of the French civil war.
  • Apr 15, 1450

    The French bring two small cannon on to the battlefield at Formigny

    The French bring two small cannon on to the battlefield at Formigny
    The French bring two small cannon on to the battlefield at Formigny, where they have a significant effect in achieving the French victory.
  • Nov 17, 1453

    The French win a convincing victory at Castillon

    The French win a convincing victory at Castillon
    The French win a convincing victory at Castillon, recovering the last stronghold (except Calais) held by the English in France
  • Nov 18, 1453

    Vharles VII's full recovery of Aquitaine

    Vharles VII's full recovery of Aquitaine
    Charles VII's full recovery of Aquitaine and Normandy effectively brings to an end the Hundred Years' War
  • Oct 3, 1475

    Edward IV is bought off at Picquigny with a bribe

    Edward IV is bought off at Picquigny with a bribe
    Edward IV, landing at Calais with a large army, is bought off at Picquigny with a bribe - ending his attempt to revive the Hundred Years' War