Though the Siege of Rouen officially concluded on 19 January 1419, the conflict in which it took place, the Hundred Years’ War, had been under way for almost as long as its name indicates. Technically, the seeds for the Hundred Years’ War were sown when Duke William II of Normandy¬†conquered Britain in 1066. He became the King of England while he retained control of his lands in Normandy, effectively making himself and any future English kings dependent on the French king for the retention of Normandy. For several hundred years the arrangement worked quite well, but in 1337 Edward III...

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