Since the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, when Duke William of Normandy, a vassal of the French King, invaded England and became King William I of England, a series of land disputes roiled England and France into the Hundred Years’ War (1337–- 1453). In this war, William’s heirs launched numerous invasions into France to reclaim what they considered their rightful possessions. Edward III gained one-third of France in 1360, but by his death, he had lost most of it. His great-grandson, King Henry V, continued the struggle in 1415. And although Henry’s campaign did little to alter the war, his victory at Agincourt was a tactical masterpiece against great odds. On the muddy fields of Agincourt, an army of mostly commoners (English longbowmen) defeated the nobility of France (armored knights). The age of professional armies was coming.
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