Henry VIII, the Reign
Letters & Papers: Volume 21 Part 1
Treaty of Camp.
Treaty negotiated by Claude Dennebault, Pierre Remon and Guillaume Bochetel, French commissioners, with Lisle, Paget and Wotton (full style of each given).
Consisting of 17 articles [numbers added], as follows:--
(1) Remission of all offences since the last war was begun and published.
(2) Neither prince to invade or permit his subjects to invade territories at present possessed by the other, or to aid anyone, spiritual or temporal, in such invasion.
(3) Free intercourse and commerce.
(4) Imposts on commerce laid within the last 50 years to be taken off.
(5) Neither prince to protect or aid subjects of the other who shall offend in future, or who have been already condemned of lèse majesté.
(6) Neither prince to retain or allow his subjects to retain such offenders, but deliver them up within 20 days after receiving letters of requisition from the other.
(7) No letters of marque to be issued unless against principal offenders, and then only upon manifest denial of justice.
(8) The act of any subject or ally against this peace is not to impair it.
(9) France shall pay England all pensions, as well to the king of England during his life as to his successors, as in former treaties directed, viz., to the king of England during his life, by the treaty of Moore, 30 Aug. 1525, 94,736 cr. of the sun and 32 sous Tournois, and for salt due by the treaty of perpetual peace of 30 April 1527, and afterwards by special agreement fixed at 10,000 cr. yearly; the first payment to be made 1 Nov. next, and succeeding payments to be half-yearly on 1 May and 1 Nov. during the king of England's life, and after his death the pension to be continued to his successors—and the commutation for salt also, if that be found to be perpetual.
(10) France to pay England within 15 days after Michaelmas which shall be in A.D. 1554, for arrears of pension and for fortifications constructed by the king of England within the county of Boulogne, 2,000,000 cr, of the value described in the treaty of the Moore, of 30 Aug. 1525; and shall thereupon be released from all arrears and other payments due up to 1 May last (except only those mentioned in the following article) and all expenses which England might claim on account of the last war.
(11) The King of England's claim of 512,022 cr. 22s. 6d. upon certain letters of the Most Christian King of 29 Jan. 1529, to be submitted to two commissioners on either side within three months, and the amount found to be due added to the payment of the said 2,000,000 cr.; and if these commissioners fail to decide, the matter shall be submitted to four lawyers, subjects of neither prince.
(12) The King of England to peaceably enjoy the town of Boulogne and the territories within these limits, viz., the port of Boulogne with its further shore, as far as the highest winter tide runs, up to the bridge called Pont de Bricque shall be the boundary, and from that bridge the river flowing under it which shall be common to both princes and shall not have its course deflected by either, as far as the head and fount of the same, shall be the boundary; so that by this treaty the said port from the sea to Pont de Bricque, the town and all the county of Boulogne on this side the said river and port shall be peaceably enjoyed by the King of England until the 2,000,000 cr. with the further sum upon the letters obligatory mentioned in the 11th article above is paid.
(13) Upon payment of the said 2,000,000 cr. and further sum, Boulogne and all lands occupied by England since the last war to be restored in good condition.
(14) Henceforward until Michaelmas 1554 neither prince to begin any new fortification in the county of Boulogne
(15) Both sides comprehend the Emperor.
(16) The Scots to be comprehended, against whom England shall not move war without new occasion; in which case of new occasion their present comprehension shall be interpreted as in the treaty of 5 April 1515 , with this alteration that, whereas in that treaty only 15 days were prescribed for the Most Christian King to notify the comprehension to the Scots, 30 days shall be allowed in this case.
(17) This treaty to he ratified by the princes within 40 days.
Commissions for making the above recited, viz.
(1) of Francis I. dated Ferrieres, 21 [April] 1545 avant Pasques and
(2) of Henry VIII. dated [Westm., 17] April 15.
Made in a tent near the town of Camp in the confines of Ardres and Guisnes, 7 June 1546.
Signed: Dannebau[lt]: Remon: Bochetel.
3. Another copy. Dated Campen, 7 June 1546.
4. Fair copy (with the articles numbered and apostyled) of the counterpart delivered by France of the treaty of 7 June 1546; without the commissions. The number of the articles here is 16, articles 7 and 8 being made one.