Canterbury, quitclaim of

views updated

Canterbury, quitclaim of, 1189. Anglo-Scottish treaty. Immediately after Henry II's death, William the Lion petitioned Richard I for full release from the oppressive terms imposed on Scotland by the treaty of Falaise. Richard, needing to raise finance for the Third Crusade, accepted William's offer of 10,000 marks (about £6,500), and at Canterbury on 5 December 1189 released him from all allegiance and subjection for the kingdom of Scotland, which remained an independent realm until Edward I's successful revival of English claims of overlordship in 1291–2.

Keith J. Stringer