The Hundred Years' War

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    The Hundred Years' WarIn addition to the plague, a war of great duration also weakened the Euopean economy during this time. In 1337, England held some of northern France as the result of a royal marriage. Conflict grew because of economic rivalries between the two countries. Finally, when King Edward III of England tried to claim the French throne, the Hundred Years' War broke out.After English victories, the winning commanders allowed their soldiers to pillage the French countryside. Further financial pressure was put on the French people by their king in order to pay debts. The peasants revolted under the stress of war, famine, and taxes. A peasant girl named Joan of Arc inspired them to fight with her against the English and to show loyalty for France. Her faith and patriotism helped lead the French troops to successfully beat back the enemy. Joan was eventually captured by the English and burned at the stake for heresy because she claimed she was instructed by heavenly voices.Identify the following statements as True or False based on the information above.

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    Fance controlled some of England as a result of royal marriage.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    England held some of France's northern territories because of a royal marriage.

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    The French were not able to prevent pillaging by the English.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The French were not able to protect the outer areas. The war had left France finacially ruined and with a weakened army.

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  • 4. 

    Joan of Arc was a French war heroine who died in battle.

    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Joan of Arc was executed by the British for heresy.

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    The French were very supportive of their government.

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      True

    • B. 

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The French people were in revolt because of war, famine, and taxes.

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