Franco-Breton War, 1487-1488



The Duchy of Bretagne (or Brittany, as it is sometimes refered to in English language texts), in the 15th century, was practically an independent state. Charlemagne had attempted to reduce her to a vassall, and French kings had tried the same. In the 15th century the Duchy of Bretagne had experienced her 'Golden Age'.
In 1487 a French army entered the Bretagne, in support of the Duke's opponents; they were defeated near Nantes. Ducal troops in turn were defeated on July 28th 1488 at St. Aubin du Cormier. The French then laid siege to the city of Rennes. Duke François II. had to sign the Treaty of Le Verger ("the Orchard Treaty), according to which his daughter and heir Anne could only marry with the approval of the King of France. For the events following immediately, see Bretagne 1488-1491.



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FILES
History of Brittany, from Buan
Article Anne of Brittany, from EB 1911 (garbled)
History and Chronology of Brittany, from History of Brest
Important dates in the history of Brittany, from Bretagne.com
Aims and Successes of Henry VII's Foreign Policy, from tudors.org
DOCUMENTS Bretagne, list of Dukes, from FOTW
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First posted on April 8th 2004, last revised on November 17th 2004

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