Causes of the hundred years' war: small things like control of the english channel and trade were minor causes of the hundred years' war yet, bigger causes were when king henry ii of england married a french noblewoman and he brought more french land under his control then in 1328 phillip the fair died with no heir.
The origins of the hundred years war john maddicott argues that edward iii's bid for glory in france was motivated by concerns about england's neighbours and trade as well as amour propre for his claim to the throne of philip of valois.
The hundred years war is broken up into three stages or phases the first lasted until the signature of the treaty of bretigny in 1360(1337-1360) the second phase lasted from 1360-1413 when henry v became king, and the third phase lasted from 1413-1453.
The hundred years' war was a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 by the house of plantagenet, rulers of the kingdom of england, against the french house of valois, over the right to rule the kingdom of france each side drew many allies into the war. The name the hundred years’ war has been used by historians since the beginning of the nineteenth century to describe the long conflict that pitted the kings and kingdoms of france and england against each other from 1337 to 1453. The principal cause of the hundred years' war was a dynastic struggle for the french throne following the death of philip iv and his sons, louis x, philip v, and charles iv, the capetian dynasty came to an end.
The causes of the 100 year war were disagreements over rights to land, a dispute over the succession to the french throne and economic conflicts what was a distant cause of the war the duchy of aquitaine which became part of the holdings of england when eleanor of aquitaine married king henry ii of england in 1152. Hundred years war, 1337–1453, conflict between england and france causes its basic cause was a dynastic quarrel that originated when the conquest of england by william of normandy created a state lying on both sides of the english channel.
The war dragged on for many years in fact, it was not until 1565 that the english were forced out of calais, their last foothold in continental france, and they still hold the channel islands, the last remnant of england's medieval empire in france. Hundred years war, 1337–1453, conflict between england and france causesits basic cause was a dynastic quarrel that originated when the conquest of england by william of normandy created a state lying on both sides of the english channel [1. The hundred years' war, 1336-1453 causes the battle for flanders flanders had grown to be the industrial center of northern europe and had become extremely wealthy through its cloth manufacture it could not produce enough wool to satisfy its market and imported fine fleece from england england depended upon this trade for its foreign.