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Editor says, what if Philip VI of France had messed up big time? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Politicians thread. Alternate Historian and 1 other(s) like this article.
In 1346,on this day David II, King of Scotland signed the Peace of Neville's Cross with his English counterpart Edward III.
Peace of Neville's CrossThe previous month, Philip VI of France had responded to the Scottish monarch's plea to invade England. Ten thousand men were despatched under a plan that would see the French Army land at Carlisle and march across country to meet the Scots West of Durham. But owing to a navigation error they landed at Glasgow instead, and thinking they're in England embark on a wave of looting, pillage and rape which leaves the city burnt to the ground.
Outraged by this atrocity, over the next few months the Scots and English quickly settle their differences and agree a union of the crowns with Edward III as king and David II as vice-king and declare war on France.
Editor says, in reality the Battle of Neville's Cross took place to the west of Durham, England on 17 October 1346. The culmination of a Scottish invasion of northern England, the battle ended with the rout of the Scots and the capture of their king, David II of Scotland. The ATL suggested above is listed amongst the The Worst Alternate History Never Written (we have repurposed content from RPW@Cy in authoring this story. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.