23rd October 1295

Signing of the Auld Alliance

Late thirteenth-century England had a habit of causing problems for its closest neighbours, Scotland and France. So, it made sense for the two kingdoms to form a military alliance – the Auld Alliance – so that, if one should be attacked, the other would either come to its aid or attack English territory elsewhere, thus drawing away English troops and attention.

The treaty was renewed with each succeeding French or Scottish monarch for the next 265 years until the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh in 1560.



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