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treaty of Brétigny


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(1360)

Treaty concluded between Edward III of England, and John II of France following John's defeat and capture at Poitiers. It released John on payment of a ransom of three million crowns, brought the Hundred Years War temporarily to a halt, and saw the English renounce claims to Anjou and Normandy while retaining Gascony and Guyenne. It was never fully implemented, and Anglo-French hostilities broke out again in 1369.

Subjects: World History — British History.


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