What was the Angers Agreement
The Angers Angreement was agreed in July 1470:
- This created the unlikely alliance of Richard Neville (Earl of Warwick) and Maraget of Anjou.
- This paved the way for the short lived 'readeption govt' of Henry VI.
- Louis XI of France decided to arrange for a reconciliation between Warwick and his bitter enemy Margaret of Anjou, hoping a Lancastrian England, dominated by Warwick, would ally with France.
- On the 22nd July 1470, Warwick and Margaret met at Angers Cathedral, and she pardoned him after forcing him sit on his knees in front of her.
- The 2 sides then came to an agreement:
- Warwick agreed to invade England and restore Henry VI to power.
- Jasper Tudor would accompany him as the Lancastrian representative.
- Margaret and Prince Edward would travel to England once it was safe.
- In return, Warwick's younger daughter Anne, would marry Prince Edward, who were officially betrothed on the 25th July 1470 in Angers Cathedral, and would be married in December.
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The Successful Outcome
The outcome of the Angers Agreement was successful:
- Warwick's invasion had succeeded.
- Henry VI was back on the throne.
- Edward IV was in exile in Flanders.
- Warwick's ally in his revolts, Edward's brother George, Duke of Clarence, would become Duke of York.
- George was also acknowledged as heir to the throne if the Lancastrian dynasty failed.
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