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The Auld Alliance Museum Tour...

Hosted by the Consul of the Edinburgh City Trotters Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 19 Nov 14:45 - 16:00

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Hi Guys,

This tour investigates the alliance between France and Scotland that transpired from Protected content . It will introduce you to key figures from this period, which include Cardinal Beaton, Marie de Guise, Mary, Queen of Scots and James VI.

A little background:
The Auld Alliance (Scots for "Old Alliance"; Vieille Alliance in French) an alliance made in Protected content the kingdoms of Scotland and France. The alliance was formed for the purpose of controlling England's numerous invasions. The Scottish word auld, meaning old, has become a partly affectionate term for the long-lasting alliance between the two countries. It remained until the Union of Crowns in Protected content , when the Scottish monarch James VI ascended to the throne of England as James I.

The alliance played a significant role in the relations between Scotland, France and England from its beginning in Protected content the Protected content of Edinburgh. The alliance was renewed by all the French and Scottish monarchs of that period except Louis XI.[1] By the late 14th century, the renewal occurred regardless of whether either kingdom was in a war with England at the time.[2]

The alliance dates from the treaty signed by John Balliol and Philip IV of France in Protected content Edward Longshanks. The terms of the treaty stipulated that if either country was attacked by England, the other country would invade English territory, as seen in the Protected content of Flodden, where the Scots invaded England in response to the English's campaign against France. The alliance played an important role in conflicts between both countries and England, such as the Wars of Scottish Independence, the Hundred Years' War, the War of the League of Cambrai and the Rough Wooing.

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