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1360

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Edward III abandons the siege at Rheims and heads for upper Burgundy The Treaty of Bretigny cut Jean II's ransom to 3 million gold crowns and reduced England's territorial demands to those of the first Treaty of London. Edward agreed to renounce his claim on the French throne when control of the ceded areas was transferred to England.
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March 15: French ships attack Winchelsea and burn the town.
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May 8: near Chartres, preliminaries for the Treaty of Bretigny (to be called the great Peace) are arranged.
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October 24: Treaty of Bretigny ratified

With two-thirds of the first installment of his ransom paid, Jean II is allowed to go home, leaving three sons and others as hostages.

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1361

January In a revisitation of the Plague, Henry of Grosmont dies along with his daughter, the wife of John of Ghent. John inherits the Duchy of Lancaster.

The Great Company (routiers) besieges Avignon.

In autumn, the transfer of ceded territories begins.

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1362

January For the first time, the king addresses parliament in English. English is now to be used in law courts.

Sir John Hawkwood takes the White Company over the Alps into Italy

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Routiers continue to plague France.

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April 6: at Brignais routiers defeat a royal army.
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Routiers continue to plague France.

Charles of Navarre rises in revolt after Jean II gives the Duchy of Burgundy to Philip the Bold rather than him.

After one of his sons breaks parole and refuses to go back, Jean II returns to London where he receives a princely reception.

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April 8: Jean II dies in England, possibly of over-party-ing He is succeeded by Charles V.
May 16at the Battle of Cocherel, Bertrand du Gesclin defeats Navarrese and Gascon mercenaries lead by Captal de Buch
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September 29: at Auray, the Montfortist partisans of Brittany win, killing the French-supported claimant Charles of Blois and taking du Gesclin prisoner
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1367

January Edward the prince was stricken with fever on the Nejera campaign and never recovered his health. His administration of Acquitaine suffered as well when Pedro the Cruel, for whom he fought, broke his pledge of reimbursement of expenses and threw the prince's administration into economic turmoil.
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April 3: at Najera, Edward, Prince of Wales, defeats Henry of Trastamara. Both sides have extensive contingents of unemployed soldiers" (routiers. After the battle, the routiers pour back into France.
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January Charles V announces he will receive the appeals of certain Acquitaine lords against Edward the prince's taxation.
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1369

January Charles V summons Edward the prince to Paris; Edward refuses. Renewed fighting in France.
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March Henry of Trastamara defeats Pedro the Cruel, retaking Castile.
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June Edward III resumes title "king of France" and declares war on the French
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November Charles V confiscates Acquitaine
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