DescriptionPhilip VI of France confiscates English territory in Gascony starting the Hundred Years War, a series of wars between England and France for dominance of Western Europe
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SphereWars & Terrorism, Politics
Hundred Years’ War, an intermittent struggle between England and France in the 14th–15th century over a series of disputes, including the question of the legitimate succession to the French crown. The struggle involved several generations of English and French claimants to the crown and actually occupied a period of more than 100 years. By convention it is said to have started in 1337 and ended in 1453, but there had been periodic fighting over the question of English fiefs in France going back to the 12th century.