Treaty of Amiens - peace between Britain and France

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Historical Context Note


The Treaty of Amiens, signed on 25 March 1802, brings a respite in the war with France which will last 14 months. Neither Britain nor France had achieved much by their nearly ten years of war, Britain not having succeeded on the continent, and France having lost control of the seas. Pitt's government having fallen, Addington was able to conclude a peace treaty with Napoleon which many saw as offering only a temporary respite. War resumed in May 1803 and Napoleon prepared La Grande Armée to invade England.

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Citation:
Editors. "Treaty of Amiens - peace between Britain and France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2007
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