The ratification of the Treaty of Amiens, 18 August 1527
Protecting the privileges of English merchants who traded in France, this treaty was one in a series made between Francis I of France and Henry VIII. Anglo-French relations between 1525 and 1535 were the warmest they had been since the loss of Gascony. England allied itself with France in August 1525, and the alliance was renewed seven years later. Nevertheless, relations between England and France quickly deteriorated following Henry's replacement of the Pope as head of the English church.