List of Hundred Years' War battles

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This is a list of major battles in the Hundred Years' War, a conflict between France and England that lasted 116 years from 1337 to 1453. There are 60 of them.

YearBattleVictorDetails
1337 Battle of Cadzand Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England
1338 Battle of Arnemuiden France Ancient Arms.svg FranceThe first naval battle using artillery, as the English ship Christofer had three cannons and one hand gun.
1340 Battle of Sluys Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England24 June Edward III destroys the Franco-Genoese fleet of Philip VI of France off the coast of Flanders ensuring England will not be invaded and that the majority of the war will be fought in France.
1340 Battle of Saint-Omer France Ancient Arms.svg FranceThe battle of Saint-Omer was the culmination of the northern fork of Edward's campaign and resulted in a tactical stalemate but forced a strategic withdrawal for the Anglo-Flemish forces.
1340 Siege of Tournai (1340) France Ancient Arms.svg France Tournai was relieved.
1341 Battle of Champtoceaux France Ancient Arms.svg France
1342 Battle of Brest Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England
1342 Battle of Morlaix France Ancient Arms.svg France
1345 Battle of Auberoche Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandEnglish surprise attack by Earl of Derby against a French army at Auberoche in Gascony. [1]
1346 Battle of St Pol de Léon Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England
1346 Battle of Caen Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England Caen was sacked.
1346 Battle of Blanchetaque Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandEnglish army successfully forded the river.
1346 Battle of Crécy Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England26 August English longbowmen soundly defeat French cavalry near the river Somme in Picardy.
1346 Battle of Neville's Cross Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England
1346–1347 Siege of Calais Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandOn 1 August 1347, the city surrendered. Edward allowed the surviving citizenry to live, so, after providing them with some provisions, he allowed them to leave the city.
1347 Battle of La Roche-Derrien Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandSmaller English force defeated a French force 4-5 times larger, featuring the leadership of Sir Thomas Dagworth. [2]
1350 Les Espagnols sur Mer Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandEnglish fleet defeats Castilian fleet in a close fight.
1351Capture of Saint-Jean-d'Angély France Ancient Arms.svg France
1351 Battle of Ardres France Ancient Arms.svg France
1351 Combat of the Thirty France Ancient Arms.svg FranceThirty French Knights from Chateau Josselin under Beaumanoir call out and defeat thirty English Knights under Pembroke and Robert Bramborough.
1352 Battle of Mauron Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England10 August, small victory of Brittany-English forces against Brittany-French ones.
1353Capture of Lusignan France Ancient Arms.svg France
1353Battle of Comborn Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England
1354 Battle of Montmuran France Ancient Arms.svg FranceEaster 1354, victory of Brittany-French forces against English ones.
1356 Battle of Poitiers Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England Edward the Black Prince captures King John II of France, France plunged into chaos.
1364 Battle of Cocherel France Ancient Arms.svg France16 May, near Houlbec-Cocherel, victory of Brittany-Burgundy-Gascony forces against Navarrese-English ones.
1364 Battle of Auray Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England29 September, end of Breton War of Succession Du Guesclin captured.
1367 Battle of Nájera (Navarette) Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandBlack Prince defeats a Castilian/French army at Nájera in Castile.
1369 Battle of Montiel France Ancient Arms.svg France14 March, in Castille, Castilian/French army defeats a Castilian/Portuguese force.
1370 Siege of Limoges Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg England
1370 Battle of Pontvallain France Ancient Arms.svg France4 December, the Brittany-French army defeats English forces.
1372 Battle of La Rochelle Arms of Castille (English heraldry).svg CastilleCastilian fleet defeats the English fleet, leading to loss of dominance at sea and French piracy and coastal raids.
1373 Battle of Chiset France Ancient Arms.svg France
1382 Battle of Roosebeke France moderne.svg France27 November, a French-Burgundy-Brittany-Norman army defeats a Flemish force twice more numerous.
1383 Siege of Ypres France moderne.svg France8 June - 8 August, occurs during Despenser's Crusade. The English are routed.
1385 English invasion of Scotland Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandJuly, Jean de Vienne, having successfully strengthened the French naval situation, lands an army in Scotland, but is forced to retreat.
1385 Battle of Aljubarrota Armoires portugal 1385.svg Portugal14 August, heavy defeat of Franco-Castilian forces by Portugal, strengthened by English longbowmen. Marks the end of 1383–1385 Portuguese interregnum.
1387 Battle of Margate Royal Arms of England (1340-1367).svg EnglandEnglish fleet defeats Franco-Castilian-Flemish fleet, ending the threat of a French invasion of England.
1404 Battle of Blackpool Sands Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg England
1415 Siege of Harfleur Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg England
1415 Battle of Agincourt Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg England25 October, English longbowmen under Henry V defeat French under Charles d'Albert.
1418–1419 Siege of Rouen Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg England31 July - 19 January 1419, Henry V of England re-gains a foothold in Normandy.
1419 Battle of La Rochelle Arms of Castille (English heraldry).svg CastilleCastilian fleet defeats the English fleet.
1420Battle of Fresnay Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg England3 March, the Battle resulted in the defeat of a large Franco-Scottish army.
1421 Battle of Baugé France moderne.svg France22 March, the French and Scottish forces of Charles VII commanded by the Earl of Buchan defeat an outmanoeuvred English force commanded by the Henry V’s brother, the Duke of Clarence, who is killed, forcing Henry to return to France where he will die.
1422 Siege of Meaux Royal Arms of England (1399-1603).svg EnglandHenry V falls ill during the siege. He is taken to Chateau de Vincennes, where he dies aged 35yrs
1423 Battle of Cravant Royal Arms of England (1470-1471).svg England31 July, the French and Scottish army is defeated at Cravant on the banks of the river Yonne.
1423 Battle of La Brossinière France moderne.svg France26 September, Brittany-French forces annihilates an English army.
1424 Battle of Verneuil Royal Arms of England (1470-1471).svg England17 August, the French and Scottish forces are decisively defeated in what becomes a ’second Agincourt’ for the French.
1426 Battle of St. James Royal Arms of England (1470-1471).svg England6 March, a French besieging army under Arthur de Richemont dispersed by a small force under Sir Thomas Rempstone in Brittany.
1428 Siege of Orléans France moderne.svg France12 October - 8 May 1429 English forces commanded by the Earl of Salisbury, the Earl of Suffolk, and Talbot (Earl of Shrewsbury) lay siege to Orleans, and are forced to withdraw after a relief army accompanied by Joan of Arc arrives at the city.
1429 Battle of the Herrings Royal Arms of England (1470-1471).svg EnglandEnglish force under Sir John Fastolf defeats French and Scottish armies.
1429 Battle of Jargeau France moderne.svg France12 June. French forces recaptured the neighboring district along the Loire river. The English suffered heavy losses.
1429 Battle of Meung-sur-Loire France moderne.svg France
1429 Battle of Beaugency France moderne.svg FranceEnglish surrendered the town.
1429 Battle of Patay France moderne.svg France18 June, a French army under La Hire, Richemont, Joan of Arc, and other commanders break through English archers under Lord Talbot and then pursue and mop up the other sections of the English army, killing or capturing about half (2,200) of their troops. The Earl of Shrewsbury (Talbot) and Hungerford are captured.
1435 Battle of Gerberoy France moderne.svg FranceLa Hire defeats an English force under Arundel.
1449Battle of Rouen France moderne.svg France29 October, Rouen is regained from the English by a Brittany-French force.
1450 Battle of Formigny France moderne.svg FranceA French force under the duke of Bourbon and Richemont defeats an English force under Thomas Kyriell. 3,774 English deaths and 1,500 captured. Thomas Kyriel, the English general, was captured in action.
1453 Battle of Castillon France moderne.svg FranceA French army, under Jean Bureau, defeats an English army under John Talbot to end the Hundred Years' War. This was also the first battle in European history where the use of cannon was a major factor in determining the victor. John Talbot was killed in action. 4,000 English killed in this battle.
  1. ThePostgradChronicles (2017-10-21). "Death for Dinner: The Battle of Auberoche and French Tactical Ignorance". The Postgrad Chronicles. Retrieved 2021-05-10.
  2. ThePostgradChronicles (2018-02-06). "Death, Treachery, & a Victory Against the Odds: Sir Thomas Dagworth & the Battle of la Roche Derrien". The Postgrad Chronicles. Retrieved 2021-05-10.

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