Tours, truce of

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Tours, truce of, 1444. With the struggle in France moving against them in the 1440s, the English wished to use a marriage negotiation for Henry VI to obtain a settlement. At Tours in May 1444, Suffolk ( William de la Pole) promised to surrender Maine in exchange for a two-year truce and Henry was betrothed to Margaret of Anjou, niece of Charles VII of France. The break in hostilities lasted only until 1449 when Charles attacked Normandy and took Rouen.

J. A. Cannon

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