Treaty of Amiens
Treaty of Amiens was sought by Britain, following Austria's peace
with France, and Napoleon Bonaparte,
wanting a breathing space, agreed.
recent military successes - Copenhagen
and Egypt - should have improved
Britain's negotiating position but, in fact, seemed to do little.
the treaty, Britain was to give up most of its islands in the West
Indies, Egypt and Ceylon, while France would hand over the Papal
States and the Two Sicilies. It would also keep the northern Italian
lands of Piedmont and the important areas on the French side of
the good terms for France the treaty would last less than a year
before the nations again went to war.