THE HUNDRED YEARS’ WAR 1337-1453 blog page

The Boterel family was badly mauled, particularly in the early years.

The empire of the Norman and Angevin kings had consisted of England, Wales and a large part of modern France. The politically-inept King John had managed to lose most of the French possessions by 1220. His successors had not managed to regain them, much to the French king’s pleasure.

But Edward III was made of sterner stuff and established a foothold in Normandy by taking Crécy in 1336. As vassals, the Breton Boterels fought for the French side, while the vassals of the three great English branches – Cornwall, Shropshire and Richmond fought in the English army.

English and French deaths


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