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battle of Pinkie Cleugh


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1547.

One of the first decisions taken by Somerset when he became protector for Edward VI in 1547 was to settle the long‐running war against Scotland with a decisive blow. The Scots had rejected proposals for a marriage between the young king of England and the infant Mary, queen of Scots, and had formed an alliance with France. The Scottish army, under Huntly and Arran, had a numerical advantage on 10 September when the two sides met at Pinkie Cleugh, east of Edinburgh, but superior cavalry and the help of warships gave Somerset victory.

Subjects: British History — World History.


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