Just after his first succours had sailed fOr the Gironde, the great Welsh rebellion of 1294 broke out, and the king was compelled to turn aside to repress.
Was something more ambitious than a mere attempt to recover Bordeaux; succours were to go to Gascony, but he Disputes himself and the main army were to invade France from with the the north with the aid of the count of Flanders.
Even more menacing to the kings prosperity was the news that another squadron had appeared off the coast of Wales, and landed stores and succours for Glendower, who had now conquered the whole principality save a few isolated fortresses.
The succours which were coming to his aid from Paris were defeated by the Maid at Patay a few days later, and for the most part destroyed.
The papal influence was at the same time employed in the cause of King }Ienry, and Philip of France was forced to abandon open support of his son, though he haturally continued to give him secret help and to send him succours of men and money.