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treaty of Edinburgh


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1560.

The treaty has been claimed as a turning‐point in Anglo‐Scottish relations. Elizabeth had succeeded in England in November 1558. At Edinburgh, French and English negotiators agreed on 6 July to withdraw all troops from Scotland. Though Mary, queen of Scots, returned to Scotland in 1561 after the death of her husband Francis I in December 1560, the French had no longer the same incentive to support her, and the outbreak of the French wars of religion greatly weakened their position.

Subjects: British History.


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