The History of Leith

October 28, 2008

THE DAYS OF BLOOD AND THUNDER

The Lords of the Congregation (ie the Protestant Lords) sent a demand to Leith in was October 1559, it was for the Town of Leith to surrender within twelve hours or the war would start in earnest. This demand of course was ignored. Within Leith were 3000 French Soldiers. Although the Scots army was larger, it was largely undisciplined and didn’t stand much of a chance against a disciplined French army fresh from the wars in Europe. for more click here

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