The History of Leith

October 8, 2011

The Treaty of Boulogne

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 the kingdom.” This she refused, and both side prepared to settle the dispute by force of arms.

Source-The Story of Leith

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