The treaty of Amiens 1802

The second was to end British rule in 1782, the year in which the Franco-Spanish alliance enabled Spain to recover the sovereignty of Menorca, with the victory of the army led by the Duc de Crillon.

Finally, by the Treaty of Amiens (1802), England returned from Menorca to Spain permanently.They agreed the British surrender of Menorca and the rest of the occupied islands in the Mediterranean with the aim that the French leave Egypt.

Despite the good performance of the Count of Cifuentes, arrive with the Spanish administration marchismo absolutist and the consequent loss of freedoms. And during the reigns of Carlos IV andFernando VII, the prevailing decadence already affecting all professions. Menorca then entered a phase of regression which withdrew permanently from the outside world.