Today in the Middle Ages: August 29, 1475

Edward IV of England invaded France on August 29, 1475, a few years after eliminating Lancastrian resistance at the Battle of Tewkesbury.

Edward had allied with Burgundy, but the Burgunsian forces were involved in another conflict and did not arrive when needed. Although Edward failed to gain any French territory, he concluded the highly profitable Treaty of Picquigny which guaranteed him a large pension for the rest of his life.