History of Leith, Edinburgh

November 4, 2007

A MAP ILLUSTRATING THE SIEGE OF LEITH, 1560

‘THE English army came, and English and Scots together laid siege to the town of Leith, where the French had fortified themselves. This was surely a remarkable thing to have happened – the Scots fighting along with the English, who had so long been their enemies, against the French, who had so long been their friends.’1 On 6th July 1560, a significant date in Scottish history, the Treaty of Leith, or of Edinburgh, was arranged by Scotland, England and France after the surrender of the French. On the following day an unknown cartographer drew a remarkable map which is the subject of this paper. for more click here

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