Edward, the Black Prince, began a new campaign in France.
1356 (19th September)
Battle of Poitiers
Using a repetition of the tactics used at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, Edward the Black Prince succeeded in destroying a superior French force and capturing the French King John and his son Philip.
King John of France agreed terms with the English but the terms, which included giving Angevin to England, were rejected by John’s son Charles.