Born of a political crisis between the king and the great of the kingdom, The League of Public Good almost condemned King Louis XI. For nearly three years, this rebellion led by Charles of Burgundy, François II of Brittany and Charles de Berry, the king's own brother, swayed power. To oppose them, the king raised an army of the faithful (Normans, Savoyards, Dauphinois) and his famous prescription spears. During the Battle of Montlhéry (July 16, 1465), a few kilometers south of Paris, Louis XI played his throne against the Allied army led by Charles the Bold. This indecisive battle continued with the siege of Paris and the reconquest of Normandy, temporarily abandoned by Louis to his brother.