Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Mini History: The Rough Wooing

We know the eight year war between Scotland and England in Henry VIII's time as the Rough Wooing. In Scotland it was known as Eight/Nine Year War.

King Henry VIII's idea to marry his son Edward to the infant Mary, Queen of Scots, was an attempt to create a new alliance between the two countries and thus stopping an invasion of England by France via Scotland.

The term Rough Wooing comes from George Gordon, a Scottish nobleman who remarked.
"We liked not the manner of the wooing, and we could not stoop to being bullied into love"
However the term wooing in regards to war comes from the pen of Walter Scott whose romantic ideals changed the way we view history today.

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