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  • 23 August – A siege and a courtier goes all out to impress

    On this day in Tudor history, 23rd August 1548, Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury, arrived at the Siege of Haddington, in East Lothian, Scotland, with a large army. This siege was part of the Anglo-Scottish war known as the War of the Rough Wooing between England and Scotland., regarding Henry VIII’s desire to marry his son, Edward, off to Mary, Queen of Scots.

    What happened at this siege and to Haddington after it?

    Find out…

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  • The Search For The Lost Haddington Plans

    Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland - March 22 2021

    The Siege of Haddington Research Group (SHRG) and The Tudor Society are looking for the lost plans of the Scottish town of Haddington. The plans of the 16th-century fortress are needed to help build a virtual model of the burgh and to locate the archaeology relating to the great siege. The two communities are searching for people who may know more about the fate of the plans lost in the archives after the siege. [Read More...]

  • 23 August – The Siege of Haddington

    On this day in Tudor history, 23rd August 1548, Francis Talbot, 5th Earl of Shrewsbury, arrived at the Siege of Haddington, in East Lothian, Scotland, with a large army. This siege was part of the Anglo-Scottish war known as the War of the Rough Wooing between England and Scotland., regarding Henry VIII’s desire to marry his son, Edward, off to Mary, Queen of Scots.

    What happened at this siege and to Haddington after it?

    Find out in today’s talk.

    [Read More...]
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