Treaty of Edinburgh between England and Scotland (86 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

French representatives in Scotland sign the Treaty of Edinburgh with a combined alliance of English Commissioners and Protestant Lords of the Congregation, bringing the siege of Leith to an end. French troops agree to evacuate from Scotland, a Protestant Council of Regents is appointed, Queen Elizabeth is recognised as sovereign of England and Mary Queen of Scots' claim to the English throne is retracted. This treaty thus appears to end the 'Auld Alliance' between Scotland and France, but Mary Queen of Scots refuses to ratify it.

Citation:
Editors. "Treaty of Edinburgh between England and Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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