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The Anglo-French Empire
Timeline: Anglo-France formation
Anglo-French Flag No coa
Flag Coat of Arms
Anglo-France
Location of Anglo-France
Capital
(and largest city)
London and Paris
Language English, French
Monarch:
Prime Minister:
Population Anglo-France approx: 200,000,000 
Established Acts of Union: 1476

Anglo French Empire: 1578

Acts of Union: 1707

Acts of Union: 1800

Currency Pound Sterling (£)


The Anglo-French Empire was formed by Queen Elizabeth I in 1578 known prior to which as The Kingdom of Anglo-France. The first land claimed for the Anglo-French crown was Newfoundland.

Hundred Years' War

The Hundred Years' War ended after the English siege of Orléans (1431), which later lead to the execution of the French royal family in Paris after being found guilty of high-treason. France remained an independent Kingdom However, both England and France shared a monarchy. Resentment towards the Personal Union of England and France was predominantly found around Paris and south-east France, where a number of minor revolutions took place. People in Aquitaine and Normandy had a more positive attitude towards Anglo-French unification than did most people in England.

Anglo-French Acts of Union (1476)

Anglo-French unification was inevitable - either by simply integrating France as part of "England", or creating a new nation. The latter seemed more popular to English noblemen, and the King, who felt integration of France would possibly lead to France declaring themselves independent. The First Acts of Union in 1476 gave the French the same rights as the English, and promised to treat them as equals. It also divided the kingdom by making two capitals: London and Paris. It also said: "any territorial gains made in the continent of Europe, will be given to the state (ie, England/France) whose culture, language or history seems appropriate in granting the said region such lands." Some people in England thought of this as being too fair to the French and argued treating them well will encourage a revolution, rather than prevent one.

Conquest of Ireland

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