Treaty of London (1359)

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The Treaty of London (also known as the Second Treaty of London) was proposed by England, accepted by France, and signed in 1359. After Edward of Woodstock soundly defeated the French at Poitiers (during the Hundred Years' War), where they captured Jean II of France, the French were forced to accept the terms of the English. Based on the terms of the accord, England was permitted to annex much of western France. However, it was later repudiated on 25 May by the French Estates-General, which felt that too much territory was being relinquished. This resulted in the English invasion of Calais, France on 28 October 1359. Eventually, the English were forced to accept the revised terms of the French and ultimately received Aquitaine.


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