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The Tudor Society

August 23 – The 1548 Siege of Haddington

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd August 1548, in the reign of King Edward VI, Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury, arrived at the Siege of Haddington, in East Lothian, Scotland, with a large army.

The Siege of Haddington was part of the Anglo-Scottish war known as the War of the Rough Wooing between England and Scotland, which had started when Scotland backed out of the treaties which arranged the marriage of Edward VI and Mary, Queen of Scots.

What happened at this siege and to Haddington after it?

You can find out more about trace Italienne fortifications, as used at Haddington, in a video talk here.

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August 23 – The 1548 Siege of Haddington