Date: 1430, early April
Location: Lagny-sur-Marn, France
Outcome: French victory
English Leadership: Franquet d’Arras
English Strength: –
English Casualties: –
French Leadership: Jeanne d’Arc
French Strength: –
French Casualties: –
At Lagny-sur-Marne in April 1430, Jeanne accompanied an army which defeated a small force led by a pro-English mercenary named Franquet d’Arras. The failure before La Charité ended Jeanne’s fighting in the year 1429, and she went to join the king at the castle of Mehun on the Yêvre, where he kept his court. His negotiations with Burgundy still dragged on without result, except an extension of the truce to Easter, 1430.
The English ignored the invitation to become a party to it, and vigorously carried on their war in Normandy, regaining after long sieges some of the places which they had lost at the time of the French advance.
In the neighborhood of Paris, the truce did not altogether restrain the soldiery on either side. The French were in double difficulty, for they were forbidden to fight the Burgundians, while they were constantly exposed to the attacks of Philip’s allies, the English. Finding himself without sufficient force and controlling authority, the count of Clermont resigned his office as lieutenant- general in the country north of the Seine, and retired to his estates.
His authority, such as it was, devolved upon another prince of the house of Bourbon, the count of Vendôme, who was under the control of the archbishop and of La Trémoille. It should be added that at this time the favorite himself sought an interview with the constable, in order to assassinate him. Jeanne’s exploits had recovered for Charles a considerable amount of territory which was never again to be lost, but other-wise his prospects were not much better than they had been a year before.