edward receiving king john of france The Treaty of Brétigny was a treaty signed on 8 May 1360, between King Edward III of Englan
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The Treaty of Brétigny was a treaty signed on 8 May 1360, between King Edward III of England and King John II (the Good) of France. The treaty was signed at Brétigny, a village near Chartres, and marked the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War (1337–1453), as well as the height of English hegemony on the Continent. The treaty was signed several years after John was taken as a prisoner of war at the Battle of Poitiers (19 September 1356). The ensuing conflicts in Paris between Étienne Marcel and the Dauphin (later King Charles V) and the outbreak of the Jacquerie peasant revolt weakened French bargaining power. The treaty did not lead to lasting peace, but procured nine years' respite from the Hundred Years' War. In the following years, French forces were involved in battles against the Anglo-Navarrais (Bertrand du Guesclin's victory at Cocherel on 16 May 1364) and the Bretons.