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He reigned from until his death. Philip's reign was dominated by the consequences of a succession dispute. When King Charles IV the Fair died without a male heir inthe nearest male relative was his nephew Edward III of Englandwho inherited his claim through his mother Isabella of Francethe sister of the dead king.

It was held in France, however, that Edward was ineligible to inherit the French throne through the female line according to the ancient Salic Law. At first, Edward seemed to accept Philip's accession as the nearest male relative of Charles IV descended through the male line, however he pressed his claim to the throne of France after a series of disagreements with Philip.

The result was the beginning of the Hundred Years' War in After initial successes at sea, Philip's navy was annihilated at the Battle of Sluys inensuring that the war would occur on the continent. Little is recorded about Philip's childhood and youth, in large part because he was of minor royal birth.

Philip's father Charles, Count of Valoisthe younger brother of King Philip IV of France[1] had striven throughout his life to gain a throne for himself but was never successful. He died inleaving his eldest son Philip as heir to the counties of AnjouMaineand Valois. The question arose whether Isabella should have been able to transmit a claim that she herself did not possess. During the period in which Charles IV's widow was waiting to deliver her child, Philip rose to the regency with support of the French magnates, following the pattern set up by Philip V's succession over his niece Joan II of Navarre.

The dynastic change had another consequence: Philip VI was neither an heir nor a descendant of Joan I of Navarrewhose inheritance the kingdom of Navarreas well as the counties of ChampagneTroyesMeauxand Brie had been in personal Felipe ii de francia homosexual marriage with the crown of France for almost fifty years and Felipe ii de francia homosexual marriage long been administered by the same royal machinery established by Philip IV, the father of French bureaucracy.

Philip, however, was not entitled to that inheritance; the rightful heiress was the surviving daughter of Louis Xthe future Joan II of Navarrethe heir general of Joan I of Navarre.

Philip's reign was plagued with crises, although it began with a military success in Flanders at the Battle of Cassel Augustwhere Philip's forces re-seated Louis I, Count of Flanders "Felipe ii de francia homosexual marriage," who had been unseated by a popular revolution.

Philip initially enjoyed relatively amicable relations with Edward III, and they planned a crusade together inwhich was never executed. However, the status of the Duchy of Aquitaine remained a sore point, and tension increased. Philip provided refuge for David II of Scotland in and declared himself champion of his interests, which enraged Edward.

As relations between Philip and Edward worsened, Robert's standing in England strengthened. Philip entered the Hundred Years' War in a position of comparative strength. France was richer and more populous than England and was at the height of its medieval glory.

The opening stages of the war, accordingly, were largely successful for the French. At sea, French privateers raided and burned towns and shipping all along the southern and southeastern coasts of England. With his sea power established, Philip gave orders in to prepare an invasion of England the Ordinance of Normandy and began assembling a fleet off the Zeeland coast at Sluys.

In Junehowever, in the bitterly fought Battle of Sluysthe English attacked the port and captured or destroyed the ships there, "Felipe ii de francia homosexual marriage" the threat of an invasion.

On land, Edward III largely concentrated upon Flanders and the Low Countrieswhere he had gained allies through diplomacy and bribery. Edward's slender finances would not permit him to play a waiting game, and he was forced to withdraw into Flanders and return to England to raise more money. In JulyEdward returned and mounted the Siege of Tournai. So far, the war had gone quite well for Philip and the French.

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