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Encyclopedia > Treaty of Edinburgh

The Treaty of Edinburgh was drawn up in 1560 by the Scottish Parliament in an attempt to formally end the Auld Alliance. However it was not ratified by Mary I of Scotland, the reigning monarch at the time, despite considerable pressure upon her to do so over the period until 1587. Even so it had the intended effect of the withdrawal of French troops from Scotland at the time.

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  • Text of the Treaty (http://www.free-scotland.com/gen_hist/histordoc/documents/edinburg_1560.htm)

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Wars of Scottish Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3711 words)
In 1290, the Guardians of Scotland signed the Treaty of Birgham agreeing to the marriage of the Maid of Norway and Edward of Caernarvon, the son of Edward I, who was Margaret's great-uncle.
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But Edward III, despite having given his name to the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton, was determined to avenge the humiliation by the Scots and he could count on the assistance of Edward Balliol, the son of John Balliol and a claimant to the Scottish throne.
Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (550 words)
Prior to the Treaty of Edinbugh-Northampton, Edward II claimed he adhered to a truce, but he allowed English privateers to attack Flemish vessels trading with Scotland.
Isabel and Mortimer agreed in the treaty that they in the name of young Edward III "renounced all pretensions to sovereignty" to Scotland; and Joanna (six years of age), sister of Edward III, was promised in marriage to David (four years of age), son of Robert Bruce.
It is sometimes claimed that as part of the treaty, Edward III agreed to return the Stone of Destiny to Scotland.
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