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Fotheringhay, treaty of

Fotheringhay, treaty of, 1482. Anglo-Scottish relations deteriorated in 1480. Unruly Scottish lords raided northern England. Counter-raids followed, some by sea in the Firth of Forth. In Fotheringhay castle on 11 June 1482, the exiled brother of James III, Alexander, duke of Albany, undertook to recognize Edward IV as overlord of Scotland after an English army had set him on its throne. This army, led by Richard of Gloucester (later Richard III), reached Edinburgh, but Albany renounced the treaty after coming to terms with the lords who had imprisoned James. They agreed to surrender the castle of Berwick-on-Tweed, Gloucester's only gain.

R. L. Storey

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