Hundred Years War

Burgundy switches sides
Small illustration from Vigiles de Charles VII (circa 1484) depicting the congress. ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1435 Sep 20

Burgundy switches sides

Arras, France

Bedford was the only person that kept Burgundy in the English alliance. Burgundy was not on good terms with Bedford's younger brother, Gloucester. At Bedford's death in 1435, Burgundy deemed himself excused from the English alliance, and signed the Treaty of Arras, restoring Paris to Charles VII of France. His allegiance remained fickle, but the Burgundian focus on expanding their domains into the Low Countries left them little energy to intervene in France. Philip the Good was personally exempted from rendering homage to Charles VII (for having been complicit in his father's murder).

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