How The Hundred Years War Greatly Impacted The Course Of World History

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The hundred years war greatly impacted the course of world history. This war was marked as one of the biggest wars ever fought in history. Dated to go from 1337 to 1453, this war led to new weapons being created, which not only played a major role in this war, but in all of world history. The creation of these new weapons led to the end of an economic system known as Feudalism. The war also was a cause of religious conflicts in the Catholic church. Another major event that had happened during this war was the Black Plague striking the Middle East. The Hundred Years War began when Edward III, of England, assumed the right as king of France from King Philip VI. King Philip VI had not gone through with an agreement he had made with England to restore a part of Guienne, which had been taken by Charles IV. The French did not believe that an Englishmen should be ruling France, but rather wanted a French noble ruling France (Hundred Years War). In the beginning of the war, King Edward III attacked and took over Flanders, which was a marketplace for wool and cloths (Hundred Years War). The Hundred Years War was not only marked as important in world history for it’s length on the timeline, but also for some of the major events that happened, such as the Black Plague, the end of Feudalism, and the major battles that had occurred. Feudalism is the old political and economic system that Medieval Europe had used at the the time of the war. In the feudalist society, the only
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