Breton Crisis 1487-92

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  • The breton crisis, 1487 - 1492
    • conflicting interests
      • Brittany
        • to maintain independance from France
      • France
        • to absorb brittany
      • England
        • to honour Tudor's obligation to Brittany, whilst avoiding conflict with France.
      • Spain and Holy Roman Empire
        • to prevent France annexing Brittany
    • treaties
      • Etaples 1492 HT <3 Charles VIII
        • +annual pension £50,000 crowns p.a.  + no support for pretenders +better trade +henry would withdraw troops, and C8 would pay for journey back.
      • Dordecht 1489 - HT and Maximilian
        • Max would send troops to prevent annexation, whilst HT would send 3000 to help Max who was being beseiged  by French and Flemish troops
      • sable 1489 - Francis and Charles VIII
        • Francis I'st Duke of Brittany forced to acknowledge French king to be its feudal overlord  - heiress would not marry without French permission
      • Rendon 1489 - HT and Anne of Brittany
        • A paid for 3000 English troops
    • december 1491 anne m. charles VIII = annexation

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