Near the time of Henry

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Near the time of Henry's last war with the French, hostilities with the Scots also raged.  In November 1542, 3000 English troops won a great victory over 18,000 Scots under  James V at the battle of Solway Moss. James V died in December, and was succeeded  by his six-day-old daughter, Mary Queen of Scots. To pacify relations between the two  countries, Henry received a promise from the Scots that Mary would marry his son  Edward, the surviving child of his third marriage with the late Jane Seymour. The Scots  affronted Henry when Mary was subsequently betrothed to the dauphin of France, and  the two nations were once again at eachother's throats. English armies devastated the  Scottish borderlands in 1543, and they moved into the Scottish capital of Edinburgh in  May 1544 and burned the city. These hostilities ended the following year. Some historians have been harsh in their appraisal of Henry's military engagements and 
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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