How long was the Hundred Years' War?


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The Hundred Years' War lasted from 1337 to 1453, making it 116 years long, although there were breaks in the conflict during that time. The war was fought between the House of Plantagenet, who ruled the kingdom of England, and the House of Valois, who controlled the kingdom of France.

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The Hundred Year's War is typically divided into three phases. The first phase was the Edwardian War from 1337 to1360, which was won by the English. Next was the Caroline War from 1369 to1389, which was won by the French. Finally there was the Lancastrian War from 1415 to1453, which was also won by the French. At the conclusion of the Hundred Years' War, the House of Valois maintained control of France.

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