John II had already given half his kingdom to the British and their presence had stopped the Black Prince

2022-05-10 0 By

In poitiers after the war, solid, John ii of France, a third of the country to the British royal family, but Edward iii and black prince did not get big on territorial expansion, and died in 1377, Edward iii, England land leaves the Calais in France, bordeaux, cherbourg, jonas four places, is almost overnight back to before liberation.In addition to the resistance of the “unfilial son” Charles V, the resistance of two other groups played a significant role in making the efforts of the Black Prince futile.The first group to make a big difference was the insurrection of the French people, who had provided the French monarchy with 20,000 infantry troops for years during the war and had to pay for John II’s “honesty” to make their houses “clean”.But the nefarious English were a fiercer enemy than their own king.The main bonus for British soldiers was robbery, and they even signed a robbery sharing agreement with the royal family, which required them to pay a third of their robbery earnings to the royal family.British soldiers adhere to the principle of thieves do not walk empty, not picky owner, knight manor to rob, ordinary French people to rob, even if the French people do not have money can be directly kidnapped for a few pennies pocket money.British behaviour angered the French civilians; their knights and royal incompetence is to let them angry, they spontaneously organized to fight against the British, black prince gathered unprecedented forces during a raid on the lance is spontaneous resistance by the French people along the way, arrived at lance just outside the city found that local people have to work overtime to build a strong fortress,In a year of offensive and defensive battles, the black Prince did not take advantage, can only retreat.The people of France could not defeat the British army, but they built forts everywhere and spontaneously fought the British army. This increased the cost of the British army’s rule and made it difficult for the British to fully control the land granted to them by contract.The second enemy the British faced was free mercenaries all over France, who were in danger of starving to death when the contract was signed.John Hawkwood, the famous mercenary, got so angry when the monks celebrated peace that he said, “When you meet me on the road, how can you not offend me by praying to God that I may die of hunger?Don’t you know that I live by war and that peace bankrupts me?”The great truth.Mercenary soldiers from both sides occupied fortresses, demanding gold from the British and French crowns or refusing to meet them.Edward III knew better. He paid his former employees, gardons of some 50 forts in northern France, a whopping 1,431 kilograms of gold between October 1360 and March 1362.The French royal family remained undeterred. On hearing that the free mercenaries were blocking the traffic in Paris, they issued a kill order and sent 6,000 cavalry to wipe out the free mercenaries in Brigne.The mercenary’s choice of commander proved to be extremely capable, and in the Battle of Brigne, the King’s army commander, Halc de Bourbon, was badly wounded and died, and a large number of French nobles were captured.In order to wipe out these mercenaries, the British and French royal families even joined forces to fight, but the result was that it didn’t work, and by 1435 the free mercenaries were still able to carve out their own spheres of influence all over France.They numbered fifteen thousand men, more than All Henry V had put in France, and the French and English houses could not deal with them until Charles VII came to power.Edward III and the Black Prince defeated the French nobility, but failed to take on the French people and mercenaries, who certainly failed to swallow their rightful land.