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Letters of the Papal Legate in Scotland, 1543
An article from the Scottish Historical Review of 1913


I found this to be a very interesting account of this period and the various ploys by the Kings and the Catholic church during this period.  It actually make a lot of sense of this period which is actually quite complex.  It starts...

THE truce of Nice in 1538 closed the third war between Francis I. and Charles V. ; and Paul III., contemplating a Catholic league against Henry VIII., found it expedient to make David Beaton cardinal in order to secure the adhesion of Scotland. In the condition of German affairs, however, the Emperor feared to risk a conflict with England, and the failure of the league gave Henry an opportunity to deal with the King of Scots.

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