Peace preliminaries of Fontainebleau between France, Spain and Britain

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Historical Context Note


France, Spain and Britain sign a peace agreement at Fontainebleau. Under its terms, Britain secures Canada, Nova Scotia,Cape Breton, St. Vincent, Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Senegal and Minorca from France, and Florida from Spain. In return, France regains Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Lucia and Goree and is guaranteed fishing rights off Newfoundland. The French settlements in India are restored, but on the condition that no fortifications are to be built there. Spain acquires Louisiana from France, exchanges Florida for Havana and recovers Manila and the Philippines; France retains New Orleans. These terms are confirmed by the Peace of Paris, which is signed on 10th February the following year.
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Editors. "Peace preliminaries of Fontainebleau between France, Spain and Britain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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