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11 Middle Street
Montacute
Somerset
United Kingdom
TA15 6UZ
Contact Clive Farahar
07780434713
Telephone 01249 811516
Mobile 07780434713
Specialists Manuscripts, Concrete Poetry
Clive Farahar Rare Books & Manuscripts
Stand D04

“THE WAR OF THE ROUGH WOOING”

SCOTLAND.

A Document in French Listing Expenditure of Auxiliary Troops Sent by the French King Francis I to the Scots after their victorious Battle of Ancrum Moor over Henry VIII, , 1545

7½ x 10½ ins. on vellum,

Note
As his reign drew to a close, King Henry VIII sought to secure the alliance of Scotland and the marriage of the infant Mary, Queen of Scots, to his son Edward. He had the support of some Scots nobles who had been taken prisoner at the Battle of Solway Moss and mixed diplomacy with the threat of force, but in December 1543, the Scottish Parliament, after much internal dissension, decided to reject Henry's overtures and instead renew the alliance with France. Henry's reaction was to declare war against Scotland. After the Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545 when the Scots defeated a superior English Force, the French King started sending troops to support his Scottish ally
£650