Brittany is beaten... The duke François II must be solved to sign the Treaty of the
Orchard, this treaty is in fact a true diktat stipulating that from now the duke recognizes
the primacy of king of France, moreover the prince will not be able to marry his
daughters (Anne and Isabeau) only with the agreement of the king and according to
choice's of this last ! François II cannot support the affront and dies on 9 September,
corroded by sorrow and tiredness... Anne succeeds her father on the throne of Brittany.
The country is devastated. Ruin and misery are the batch of a whole population in prey
with the plunders and confusions of the lorry drivers of all camps...
The sovereign young person (12 years old) has real qualities, intelligent, voluntary and
helped by a remarkable man : Philippe de Montauban, his so devoted adviser in Brittany.
The young duchess will try to save what can be it still !
In France Charles VIII become major takes again the hostilities and puts the siege in
front of Rennes, obliging the sovereign Breton to link itself with him, however Brittany
preserves its autonomy and its own sovereignty. Later still, at the time of her second
marriage, Anne will obtain the confirmation and the widening of the interests of the duchy
its skilful management brings back prosperity...
But with its death (Monday January 9 1514) Brittany is not defended any more ! Claude
his daughter, will destroy all his efforts of a feature off eather, François Ier buying the
most influential members of the States of Brittany will put fine at the sovereignty of
Brittany by theTreaty of the Plessis Macé (1532).
We knows the continuation...
the duchess Anne of Brittany at the court of France