Könige Schottlands




The Synod of Whitby (664)

The Treaty of Falaise (1174)

Quitclaim of Canterbury (1189)

The Treaty of York (1237)

The Treaty of Perth (1266)

Homage of Alexander III. to Edward I. (1278)

Acknowledgment of The Maid of Norway as Heir of Al

The Declaration of Arbroath (1320) - Latein

The Declaration of Arbroath (1320) - Englisch

The Treaty of Edinburgh - Northampton (1328)

The Treaty of Berwick (1357)

The Settlement of Succession (1373)

Treaties of Greenwich (1543)

Treaty of Edinburgh (1560)

Bill of Rights (1689)

Letter from the Scottish Convention to the Prince

The Act of Settlement (1701)

Antecendants of the treaty of Union (1703-1705)

The Act of Union (1707)

The Scottish Convention (1950)






Der Krieg, der in Schottland Anfang des Jahres 1560 hauptsächlich zwischen französischen Soldaten und der Streitkräfte die von England geschickt wurden, um die Reformer zu unterstützen, geführt wurde, wurde durch dieses Dokument beendet.
Die Vertragspartner waren England und Frankreich, aber es gab auch einige Zugeständnisse für die Schotten.

[It was agreed between French and English representatives, at Edinburgh on 6 July 1560] that all military forces, land and naval, of each party shall withdraw from the realm of Scotland ... and that all warlike preparations, namely in England and Ireland against the French or Scots and in France against the English, Irish or Scots, shall entirely cease.... Since the realms of England and Ireland belong of right to the said most serene lady and Princess Elizabeth and no other is therefore allowed to call, write, name or entitle himself or have himself called, written, named or entitled King or Queen of England or Ireland nor to use or arrogate to himself the signs and arms (commonly called armories) of the kingdoms of England or Ireland, it is therefore decided, concluded and agreed that the most Christian King [Francis] and Queen Mary ... shall henceforth abstain from using or bearing the said title and arms of the kingdom of England or Ireland... Since it seems good to Almighty God, in whose hand are the hearts of kings, to incline the minds of the said most Christian King and Queen Mary fully to show mercy and grace to their nobility and people of their realm of Scotland, and in turn the said nobility and people have their own free will professed, acknowledged and promise their obedience and loyalty henceforth towards their said most Christian king and queen, for the better nourishing, cherishing and continuance thereof the said most Christian king and queen by their said representatives have given assent to certain prayers of the said nobility and the supplications of the people presented to them tendering to the honour of the said king and queen, the common weal of the said kingdom and the preservation of their obedience....

Concession to the Scots

I. Upon the complaint made by the nobility and people of this country against the number of soldiers kept up here in time of peace, supplicating the lords deputies of the King and Queen to afford some remedy therein for the relief of the country; the said deputies having considered the said request to be just and reasonable, have consented, agreed and appointed in the name of the King and Queen, that hereafter their Majesties shall not introduce into this kingdom any soldiers out of France, or any other nation whatsoever, unless in the event of a foreign army's attempting to invade and possess this kingdom, in which case the king and queen shall make provision by and with the counsel and advice of the three estates of this nation. And as for French soldiers that are just now in the town of Leith, they shall be sent back into France at the same time that the English naval and land armies together with the Scottish army shall remove in such form as shall be more amply devised....


IV. Concerning the petition relating to the assembling of the States, the lords deputies have agreed, consented and appointed that the States of the kingdom may assemble in order to hold a Parliament on the 10th day of July now running; and that on the said day the Parliament shall be adjourned and continued according to custom from the said 10th day of July until the 1st day of August next....And this Assembly shall be as valid in all respects as if it had been called and appointed by the express commandment of the king and queen....

V. Concerning the article relating to peace and war, the lords deputies have consented, granted and appointed that neither the king nor the queen shall order peace or war within Scotland or but by the advice and consent of the three estates....

VI. Touching the petition presented to the lords deputies relative to the political government and the affairs of state within this kingdom, the said lords have consented, according and agreed that the three estates, shall make choice of twenty-four able and sufficient persons of note of this realm; out of which number the queen shall select seven, and the states five, for to serve as an ordinary council of state during her majesty's absence, for administration of the government....It is specially declared that the concession of this article shall in nowise prejudge the king and queen's rights for hereafter, nor the rights of the crown....

VII. Concerning the petition presented to the lords deputies respecting the offices of the crown, they have consented, agreed and appointed that hereafter the king and queen shall not employ any stranger in the management of justice, civil or criminal, nor yet in the offices of chancellor, keeper of the seals, treasurer, comptroller, and such like offices; but shall employ therein the native subjects of the kingdom. Item, that their majesties shall not put the offices of treasurer and comptroller into the hands of any clergyman, or other person who is not capable to enjoy a state office....

VIII. The lords deputies have agreed that in the ensuing parliament the states shall form, make and establish an act of oblivion, which shall be confirmed by their majesties the king and queen, for sopiting and burying the memory of all bearing of arms, and such things of that nature as have happened since the 6th day of March 1558[/9]....

IX. It is agreed and concluded that the estates shall be summoned to the ensuing Parliament according to custom: and it shall be lawful for all those to be present at the meeting who are in use to be present, without being frightened or constrained by any person...


XIII. It is agreed and concluded that any bishops, abbots or other ecclesiastical persons shall make complaint that they have received any harm either in their persons or goods, these complaints shall be taken into consideration by the estates in Parliament, and such reparation shall be appointed as to the said estates shall appear to be reasonable. And in the meantime it shall not be lawful for any person to give them any disturbance in the enjoyment of their goods nor to do them any wrong, injury or violence....


XVII. Whereas on the part of the nobles and people of Scotland there have been presented certain articles concerning religion and certain other points in which the lords deputies would by no means meddle, as being of such importance that they judged them proper to be remitted to the King and Queen; Therefore the said nobles of Scotland have engaged that in the ensuing Convention of Estates some persons of quality shall be chosen for to repair to their majesties and remonstrate to them the state of their affairs, particularly those last mentioned, and such others as could not be decided by the lords deputies and to understand their intention and pleasure concerning what remonstrances shall be made to them on the part of this kingdom of Scotland.

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