Treaty of Calais 1360
The Treaty of Calais was negotiated on October 24, 1360, and
it gave France and
England a short break during their
Hundred Years' War.
What had happened?
In 1356, the English managed to capture
II at the
Battle of Poitiers and were willing to release him for an
enormous amount of money, fixed in the
Treaty of Bretigny.
CHEST IN WHICH THE TREATY OF CALAIS WAS STORED
Pic: The National Archives
Now, let's have the events in 1360 once more:
The Treaty of Bretigny was concluded on
May 8, 1360.
On October 9, 1360, John was released to
help raise the money.
On October 24, 1360, the Treaty of
Calais was concluded, confirming peace between England and France
under the conditions of the Treaty of Bretigny.
Why didn't the Treaty of Calais end the war?
Because it didn't settle the main issues
England and France were bitching about. English king
still thought he was the right man for the French throne and the
French still wanted the English off the mainland. Therefore, the
treaty didn't end the war.