The Battle of Jumonville Glen

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!

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The Hundred Word Essay

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.

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