An amazing new insight into French history! Just a few weeks ago, in an Estate sale in France, a man opened up an old wooden trunk in the attic, and inside was a very old journal from an anonymous writer. The entries were dated back to 16th Century France and were based around the French Wars of Religion, and the relationship between Catholics and Huguenots. (Full Disclosure: There was no real journal…I wrote this as historical fiction and thought this format would be a fun way to answer my Western Civilization instructor’s assignment–“Who were the contenting parties in the French wars of religion? What was the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre? What was the Edict of Nantes?” Enjoy!)
In the 18th Century, the French settlers who lived in modern-day Canada shared borders with the English colonists. This sometimes created friction because the borders were unclear. The French took this seriously and created forts to state where their borders where. During this time, an English squadron was sent ahead to build a road so that troops, artillery and supplies could get to a British fort. Lt. Col. George Washington (who was 21 at the time) was their leader!
Today is a post about the Hundred Years War, and I hope you enjoy!
Since 1066 AD (the Battle of Hastings) the French and English were always butting heads about who had the right or claim to who should/could rule France. And in 1337 things really started getting heated up… Edward the III of England would not give homage to a king or throne that, he thought, rightfully belonged to him. Unfortunately, because of an ancient law code, he could not become king, and if meant he had to literally force the current king out of the throne chair, so be it.