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Wednesday, 9 February 2005, 12:00AM

At war with the French: the Hundred Years

Professor Kathleen Burk

At the outset, the English Crown ruled over tracts of territory in what is now France. By means of the Hundred Years' War from 1337 to 1453, the French essentially expelled Britain from the Continent.
Two of the most famous battles were Crécy in 1346 and Agincourt in 1415, the latter immortalised by Shakespeare in Henry V. The war also saw the burning of Joan of Arc. The English won many of the battles, but they finally lost the war.

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Kathleen Burk is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London, columnist and radio panellist. She is the author of several distinguished scholarly books on the US and its interventions in the rest of the world, and a definitive biography of A J P Taylor. Kathleen’s most recent book, a history of England and America from 1600 to the present, which covers political, social, and economic history, Old World, New World was published by Little Brown. Professor Burk's main interests lie in Anglo-American relations, something she focussed on during her time as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric.

All of Professor Burk's past lectures can be accessed here.

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9 February 2005

At war with the French: the Hundred Years
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