At the Onset of the Hundred Years’ War Brothers (the Fair) Daughter Grandson Cousins King of England / Duke of Normandy (Vassal to French king) (Trace back to William the Conqueror)
The Hundred Years’ War • What were the causes of the Hundred Years' War? • Could any of these factors have been avoided or was war inevitable? Explain. • During the course of the war, both sides experienced revolts of the peasants. Why? • How did the Hundred Years' War contribute to the growth of nationalism and the centralization of political power in both France and England? • What impact did Joan of Arc have on the French campaign? What was her primary role? What role, if any, did issues of gender play in assuming said role? • Why were the French able to drive the English out of France so effectively?