France, between1350-1750, typically handled foreign relations by waging war or by having its nobles marry foreign nobles to link countries. One of the most famous French wars was the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). It was fought between the English and the French over who had claim to the French Throne. A famous figure in the Hundred Years War was Joan of Arc. Joan claimed to hear voices of saints telling her to battle the English. The English had her accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake. After the Hundred Years War the state of Brittany remained separate from England and France until after the death of Duchess Anne of Brittany (1477-1514). When Anne became ruler of Brittany, a law was created that she could not marry without the approval of the French king. After a failed attempted marriage to Maximilian Hapsburg, the Holy Roman Emperor, Anne married Charles VIII. After her death France acquired Brittany. One of the most famous instances of using marriage in foreign relations was the union of Mary, Queen of Scots and Francis II, Dauphin of France.