In 1359, Edward III of England held John II the Good prisoner after his bitter defeat at Poitiers (1356). France is slow to pay the enormous ransom of its ruler. Tired of waiting, Edward decides to organize an expedition to have himself crowned King of France in Reims. The City of coronations will resist him, forcing him to return to England after a ride through northern Burgundy and the Paris basin. Despite Black Monday, a storm which saw part of the English army perish, this campaign ended with the signing of the Treaty of Brétigny which offered an immense territory to Edward.