Lecture 25 - The Hundred Years War: 1338-1453

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Lecture 25 the hundred years war: 1338-1453. captured king john of france, held for ransom y france has substantial advantages: larger, wealthier and more heavily populated than england. 20 million french people vs. 5. 5 million english people: startling that the english were so successful, but french resources won out, edward better at mobilizing goods than french king. If they could, edward would have been successor, not. felt he had a better claim: 1337 revised his claim to the french throne from homage to a claim to the throne. dish of heron given to edward by philippe y heron symbol of cowardice edward not legitimizing his claim to the throne. edward eventually assumes the title of king of france. Infantry and archers: commissioners of array: select men from every shire for service in the army. people often bribed themselves out of service.

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