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  Hundred Years War timeline
     
1328
 
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When Charles IV dies, for the first time in more than 400 years of the Capetian dynasty there is no son or brother to inherit the French crown      
1328
 
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A French cousin, Philip of Valois, is selected to succeed Charles IV - in preference to an English cousin, Edward III        
1337
 
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Philip VI of France confiscates Guienne, a fief belonging to Edward III of England - whose response begins the Hundred Years' War        
1340
 
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Edward III, in Ghent, publicly assumes the title and the arms of the king of France      
1346
 
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The more mobile English force, of longbows and infantry, defeats at Crécy the unwieldy crossbows and heavy cavalry of the French      
1347
 
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The English siege of Calais ends when six burghers of the town, with ropes around their necks, offer their lives to save their fellow citizens