Hundred Years' War

noun
  1. the series of wars between England and France, 1337–1453, in which England lost all its possessions in France except Calais.
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British Dictionary definitions for hundred years' war

Hundred Years' War

noun
  1. the series of wars fought intermittently between England and France from 1337–1453: after early victories the English were expelled from all of France except Calais
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hundred years' war in Culture

Hundred Years' War

A war between France and England that lasted from the middle of the fourteenth century to the middle of the fifteenth. The kings of England invaded France, trying to claim the throne. Toward the end of the war, Joan of Arc helped rally the French, who finally drove out the English.

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