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Lecture - 'Perpetual peace' or trouble with the new in-laws? The road from 1503 to 1603.
start date 2003-08-13
finishing date 2003-08-13
title Lecture - 'Perpetual peace' or trouble with the new in-laws? The road from 1503 to 1603.
details Lecture by Professor Michael Lynch, Head of the Scottish History Department, University of Edinburgh.

The treaty of ‘perpetual peace’, cemented by the marriage of Margaret Tudor and James IV in August 1503, ended over two centuries of hostilities between England and Scotland. The peace lasted about three years. Yet the union of the ‘rose’ and the ‘thistle’ had momentous consequences, scarcely dreamed of in 1503: a disputed or weak succession in both kingdoms; claims of suzerainty, war and invasion; and an improbable dynastic union. By 1603, the two kingdoms seemed to share a common language, religion and monarch, but in reality were arguably further apart than they had been in 1503.

Tickets are £2 per lecture, or £5 for the series of three. Available from The University of Edinburgh Centre, 7-11 Nicolson Street, EH8 9BE (0131 650 2252) or from St Giles Cathedral Gift Shop.
organisation University of Edinburgh and St Giles
time 7.30pm
venue St Giles' Cathedral, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
URL http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/unionofthecrowns.html

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