An English expedition to Scotland captures Leith and burns Edinburgh (44 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

England sends a military and naval force over the border into Scotland, under the leadership of Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, and John Dudley, Lord Lisle. The expedition proves successful for the English, who capture Leith and set fire to the city of Edinburgh.

Citation:
Editors. "An English expedition to Scotland captures Leith and burns Edinburgh". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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