In turn England ended up with a series of Kings who either couldn’t speak English, spent their time on Crusades or chose to live in Normandy and had any number of feet in French Provinces.

Battle of Crecy. 100 Years War

With all this uncertainty what followed was a bun fight between France and England that led to the 100 years war that lasted from 1337 to 1453 and ended the argument, at least for a while. There were lulls of course, temporary truces. Edward III who conveniently forgot that women (his mother Isabella) had no rights of succession and started 100 years war, eventually renounced his rights to the French throne. As did Henry VI who took the French throne legitimately, but ended up facing the first guns fired in anger and Joan of Arc and was left with only Calais.