Matthew, Earl of Lennox, signs a secret treaty with England

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Historical Context Note

Scottish nobleman Matthew, Earl of Lennox, signs a secret treaty with with English at Carlisle. By its terms, Henry VIII promises to appoint him Governor of Scotland in the event of a Scottish defeat in the ongoing conflict, and agrees to a marriage between Lennox and Lady Margaret Douglas, Henry's niece. The resultant wedding takes place the following June.
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Editors. "Matthew, Earl of Lennox, signs a secret treaty with England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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