1756 - Treaty of Westminster

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The treaty was signed on January 16, 1756

Description

The Treaty of Westminster was a treaty of neutrality signed on January 16, 1756 between Frederick II of Prussia and King George II of Great Britain who wanted to protect his continental estates of Hanover against a potential French attack.

By this treaty both Prussia and Great Britain promised to preserve the peace in Germany for the duration of the incoming war, by preventing passage of all foreign troops through this country. The Austrian Netherlands were expressly stated as being part of the Burgundian District of the Holy Roman Empire and thus included in the territory covered by the treaty.

References

Grosser Generalstab Kriegsgeschichtliche Abteilung II, Die Kriege Friedrichs des Grossen, Part 3 Der siebenjährige Krieg 1756-1763, Vol. 1 Pirna und Lobositz, Berlin, 1901, p. 49

Wikipedia – Treaty of Westminster (1756)