treaty of Fotheringhay

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Anglo‐Scottish relations deteriorated in 1480. Unruly Scottish lords raided northern England. In Fotheringhay castle on 11 June 1482, the exiled brother of James III, Alexander, duke of Albany, undertook to recognize Edward IV as overlord of Scotland if an English army set him on its throne. This army, led by Richard of Gloucester (later Richard III), reached Edinburgh, but Albany renounced the treaty. The castle of Berwick‐on‐Tweed was Gloucester's only gain.

Subjects: British History.

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