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Hundred Years’ War


The Hundred Years’ War had progressed to approximately its twenty-sixth year with no indications of anything more than periods of uneasy truce.
Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  a series of related armed conflicts fought over a 117-year period between England and France (1337-1453)
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The French finally prevailed as they were inspired by Joan of Arc.
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  • The Hundred Years’ War had progressed to approximately its twenty-sixth year with no indications of anything more than periods of uneasy truce.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Tom had been buried so long ago that his stone was just a weathered rock, and he had lived and died during the Hundred Years War with France, while Miss Euphemia (1861-1883, She Sleeps, Aye, Yet She Sleeps with Angels) had been buried in Victorian times, after the graveyard had been expanded and extended and became, for some fifty years, a successful commercial enterprise, and she had a whole tomb to herself behind a black door in the Willow Walk.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • Maybe it was another Hundred Years’ War.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • Then they lost it in the Hundred Years’ War.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted

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  • But we had a good long way to hike, three or four miles across the fields, which were brown, turfy and stiff, these fields where battles of the Hundred Years’ War had been fought, where the bones of the killed English were bleached and sent back to be buried in churches, where wolves and crows had cleaned up.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "There was the Hundred Years’ War, for example," said a second gentleman.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • In thirteen years I had not been able to walk into the house without him bounding to his feet, stretching, shaking, panting, banging his tail into everything, greeting me like I’d just returned from the Hundred Years’ War.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • I found by looking at his chapter headings that it meant—— ’The Manor Court and the Methods of Open-field Agriculture …. The Cistercians and Sheep-farming …. The Crusades …. The University …. The House of Commons …. The Hundred Years’ War …. The Wars of the Roses …. The Renaissance Scholars …. The Dissolution of the Monasteries …. Agrarian and Religious Strife …. The Origin of English Sea-power…. The Armada….’ and so on.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • To scrub the hundred years’ war off this white skin till there’s nothing left and I can walk out among my neighbors wearing raw sinew and bone, like they do.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • If it’s an hundred years’ war he’ll have time to try both of the services.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Hundred Years’ War [8] , Napoleonic Wars [8] , Thirty Years’ War [8] , Wars of the Roses [8] , Napoleonic Wars [8] , Peloponnesian War [8] , Punic Wars [8] , Thirty Years’ War [8] , Wars of the Roses [8] , Sino-Japanese War [9]
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