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Old 01-20-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Most would consider that France won the Hundred Years War since England pretty much lost most of the holdings in France that enabled the English claim to the French throne.
At least,you agree that these were french territories occupied by the english ? So i don't see any french victory whatsoever !!!

 
Old 01-20-2014, 04:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the reminder,it shows how prejudice and hostile were the french along their history,do we need to know more ? Go back to school to learn more about these ugly french wars ?
Actually it's not such an hard equation:
Europe= Wars
France= Central position in Europe
Hence: France= Many wars.
To prevent unavoidable questions: Germany wasn't unified until 1871. so not Germany. Poland was unified and fought several wars but it disappeared in 1795 so no XIX century, plus from half of XVIII century it was literally evanescent.
Is it now better?
Was that difficult?
 
Old 01-20-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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At least,you agree that these were french territories occupied by the english ? So i don't see any french victory whatsoever !!!
They weren't "occupied" by the English. They were areas which devolved to the English crown through William the Conqueror and his successors and was the basis that branch's claim to the French throne. William was French, and several of his successors considered themselves French first with England being a minor piece of their holdings. Richard the Lion Hearted was once such.
 
Old 01-20-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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A lot of British people live in France, have second homes in France or visit France on a regular basis and get on very well with the French, whilst a record number of French live here, especially in London.

The truth being the French were also a very good, cunning and at times extremely brave adversary, although we now enjoy a very good relationship with the French.
English began moving to France in decent numbers shortly after the Bourbons were restored and have remained more or less since. They came then for the reasons many do still today; climate, society and culture.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 04:34 AM
 
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A lot of keyboard warriors in this thread...

 
Old 01-22-2014, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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English began moving to France in decent numbers shortly after the Bourbons were restored and have remained more or less since. They came then for the reasons many do still today; climate, society and culture.
Okay

I am British and France is only a short distance away.

Normandy was even ruled by King John for a period and we were invaded by them.

There is a large French population in London, they even have their own MP in the French Parliament representing them, and the South Kensington area of London is the epicentre of the French population in London.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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France is very much a warrior nation, to such an extent that it is even frightening. What's "cowardice " anyway? I wonder what these people with the mouth full of that word would do un an actual war situation or un a danger zone...
 
Old 01-22-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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https://www.gov.uk/government/news/p...nch-connection
 
Old 01-22-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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Okay

I am British and France is only a short distance away.

Normandy was even ruled by King John for a period and we were invaded by them.

There is a large French population in London, they even have their own MP in the French Parliament representing them, and the South Kensington area of London is the epicentre of the French population in London.
Infact this MP is not only for London but the whole
Northern Europe.
There are about 65,000 French in London, 135,000 in UK.
This is big but not as big as the fanciful number of 400,000 that you can see all over the web.
 
Old 01-22-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Infact this MP is not only for London but the whole
Northern Europe.
There are about 65,000 French in London, 135,000 in UK.
This is big but not as big as the fanciful number of 400,000 that you can see all over the web.
I can't say I am aware of the exact figure other than it's a noticeable population around South Kensington which is home to a number of French shops, cafes, deli's and even a French Institute with French Cinema films often shown.

I have no problem with the French and certainly don't think they are cowards like some posters on this thread.
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