The History of Leith

December 13, 2010

Treaty of Boulogne outcome

By the Treaty of Boulogne in 1550 war between England and France came to an end, and Scotland was included in the peace. Such English garrisons as still remained in Scotland now withdrew to their own
country, but the French refused to return overseas. It now seemed as if Scotland had exchanged the domination of England for that of France, and would eventually become a mere French province. This feeling was intensified when Queen Mary was married to Francis II.
in 1558. The French had long outstayed their welcome. The country was drawing more and more to the side of the Reformers, who had repeatedly demanded from the queen-regent that her countrymen should depart ” furth of the kingdom.” This she refused, and both sides then prepared to settle the dispute by force of arms.

source-The Story of Leith

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