The 30 Years' War
The 30 Years War began in 1618 and ended in 1648. It opposed several European sovereigns over political and religious conflicts.
It is Europe as a whole that will suffer from these fights. The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia will redefine the territories.
The Somme area will be attacked several times by the Spanish cavalry headed by
Jean de Werth. Several towns will be looted and burnt down such as Bray-sur-Somme, Longueau, Corbie, Saleux, Salouël, Vignacourt ...
The treaties of Wesphalie are signed on October 24, 1648. The possession of a large part of Alsace is confirmed for France as well as three bishoprics: Metz, Toul and Verdun.
Artois is linked to France by the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.
- Prague May 23, 1618,
- Spanish War 1635 to 1659
- Corbie - August 15, 1636,
- The battle of Rocroi - May 19, 1643,
- The treaties of Wesphalie 1648,
- The treaty of the Pyrenees 1659.