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The One hundred years war


The kingdom of England opposed the Kingdom of France, for more than 100 years, from 1337 to 1453, this generates several conflicts and periods of truce.

The signing of the treaty, ending the Hundred Years War took place in the Picquigny village near Vignacourt, in the presence of King Edward IV of England and King Louis XI, on 1475.


- Local situation
- Key dates





King Edward III of England claims the crown of France. He landed in Normandy on July 12, 1346, in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue in the Cotentin. It passes through the city of Rouen in order to reach Flanders.

Philippe VI will go to meet him, they will meet in Crecy. Edouard III comes out victorious from this battle and he will take Calais after 1 year of siege.


Jean Luxembourg

Jean de Luxembourg Memorial in Crecy-en-Ponthieu,
The tomb of John 1st of Bohemia is located in the Notre Dame cathedral in Luxembourg
Photo credit Mr. Jean-Paul Sottiaux - https://monptitbonheur.com


The Black Death invaded Europe in 1348. Entire villages will disappear. The famine will spread the following year, because the fields are no longer cultivated. A truce of several years is required.....

Jean Le Bon was taken prisoner at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356 and he was transfered to London. In 1360, the Treaty of Brétigny delivered Calais to the English ...


Key dates

- The Battle of the Lock - June 24, 1340

- The Battle of Crecy, near Abbeville - August 26, 1346

- Poitiers - September 19, 1356

- Cocherel - May 14, 1364

- Agincourt / Azincourt - 1415

- Brétigny, near Chartres - May 08, 1360,

- Auray - September 29, 1364,

- Troyes - 1420,

- Orléans - 1428,

- Formigny - 1450,

- Castillon 1453,

- Picquigny 1475.