Why do French people hate the British so Much ?

Through out history why do French and British dislike each other so much.

 

Roadblock Asked on April 14, 2015 in Society & Culture.
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They’ve been fighting each other since about 1320. There have always been periods of peace.
The British had a strong Calvinist influence that made them extremely serious and bent on hard work, with a very cramped sexual morality. They viewed the French as luxury loving fops who elevated cookery to a central position in life and whose sexual practices (French kissing, cunnilingus, fellatio, and anal) were sickening.
In the French view the British were pompous imperialists who didn’t know how to give pleasure its proper sphere in life. Their cooking was atrocious. They spent more time working than living, and their sexual mores were pathetic.

Divine Answered on August 20, 2015.
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It goes back to William Duke of Normandy. When he conquered England, he considered himself equal to any king of France. From then onwards, throughout the medieval period, there were wars over territory.

The Hundred Years’ War became very brutal after Henry V murdered his French noble prisoners after Agincourt.

Later, the French were beaten at Waterloo and Trafalgar.

However, since WW1, Britain and France have been allies. We exasperate each other as countries. However, we get along very well as individuals.

CastBound Answered on August 20, 2015.
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Napoleon said England were a nation of shopkeepers boy did he get that right we have shops coming out of our ears the point is for over a thousand years France was English royalties summer vacation take an army spend the summer conquering towns in France the French made a couple of attempts at England but mainly backing Scotland or anyone else really that opposed her really even the colonists WILLIAM 1st is mostly to blame we never forgave him for conquering England

Screwtape Answered on August 20, 2015.
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They’ve been fighting each other since about 1320. There have always been periods of peace.
The British had a strong Calvinist influence that made them extremely serious and bent on hard work, with a very cramped sexual morality. They viewed the French as luxury loving fops who elevated cookery to a central position in life and whose sexual practices (French kissing, cunnilingus, fellatio, and anal) were sickening.
In the French view the British were pompous imperialists who didn’t know how to give pleasure its proper sphere in life. Their cooking was atrocious. They spent more time working than living, and their sexual mores were pathetic.

CastBound Answered on August 20, 2015.
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They don’t. It may gaul (pardon the expression) the French that when the English go to France they somehow expect the French to speak English!
Animosity or pig-headiness is usually displayed by Brits. When the French decided to stop importing British lamb, someone wrote in the dirt on the back of a lorry: If you won’t buy our lamb, we won’t buy your letters. French letters = condoms.
During Apartheid, I asked a market stall holder in England where the Granny Smith apples came from. He was reluctant to tell me. I said, ‘Well, are they from South Africa?’ And he whispered, ‘No. They’re from France.’

CyberWarrior Answered on August 20, 2015.
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