The Battle of Sluys
During the First Phase of the 100 Years' War, Edward III declared himself king of France after Philip IV seized Guienne. He invaded Northern France and won a decisive naval battle near Sluys in the Scheldt estuary. After the French lost almost their entire fleet, the battle resulted in the English control of the Channel, while the French navy was no longer a threat to England.
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