Editors. "Charles V retires from Metz and returns to Brussels". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Charles V and his army retreat from Metz and return to Brussels. In effect this is an admission of defeat on Charles' part, as it entails leaving Germany to its fate. As a result, the bishoprics of Metz, Toul and Verdun pass to the French Crown.