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Palace Of Placentia By Nicholas Wood

Henry now hoped to unite the crowns of England and Scotland by marrying his son Edward to James’ successor, Mary. The Scottish Regent Lord Arran agreed to the marriage in the Treaty of Greenwich on 1 July 1543, but it was rejected by the Parliament of Scotland on 11 December. The result was eight years of war in between England and Scotland, a campaign later dubbed “the Rough Wooing”. A couple of years later, when William, who was cousin to King Edward the Confessor of England , married Matilda, the daughter of the count of Flanders, Henry feared William’s prospective...