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18 March 2008:
regarding Haddington History you state:

The 'rough wooing' of Mary Queen of Scots, whereby Henry VIII of England intended to ensure her marriage to his son, brought about the Treaty of Haddington. This was signed in Haddington in 1548, within ear-shot of Henry's army which was besieging the town. The treaty brought French assistance in return for Mary's betrothal to the Dauphin of France.

This is somewhat confusing as it suggests the English were besieging the town which is false.

In reality a joint Scottish/French force were besieging the English.

This is not open to dispute but if you think about it it makes more sense as how could such an agreement be physically reached with the side which was being besieged?

The French king was confusingly also a Henry perhaps this is the source of the confusion.

Ref p230 Anglo-Scots Wars 1513-1550 by Gervase Phillips.
- dc101nt@gmail.com

27 January 2006:
I have enjoyed looking at the various areas on your site. I am going to be visiting Scotland for the first time in February and you have helped to heighten my excitement.

Can anyone tell me where Fairfax is in Scotland? I see references to it in several geneological papers but nothing on the maps. My mother-in-law said she was born there in the early 1900's

- Lois Wilson (dawsonfarm1115@aol.com)

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