Consistently lost, yes. Except for a series of brilliant victories by a certain dwarfish Corsican genius. And even he managed to end up losing the wars after winning most of the battles. But Crécy, Poitiers, and Agincourt really stick in their craw.
posted on 06/14/2013 6:09:49 AM PDT
(Just my opinions)
The problem with including Agincourt in that is that we put current day nationalisms on top of medieval kingly battles. Until John, for 200 years the English kings spoke French, were holders of vast lands in France and later with Henry V contended for the French throne
This was more a part of the wider battle for the Angevin dynasty -- this dynasty came close to ruling much of Europe in the 1300s -- one even became king of Hungary and Poland.
posted on 06/15/2013 9:26:45 PM PDT
(Latin presbuteros>Late Latin presbyter->Old English pruos->Middle Engl prest->priest)
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