The Treaty of Ripon was signed - On this day in Scottish history


26 October 2021
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imports_CESC_0-505rkoe9-100000_67318.jpg The Treaty of Ripon was signed - On this day in Scottish history
The Treaty of Ripon was signed on 26 October 1640. ...

The Treaty of Ripon was signed on 26 October 1640, by King Charles I and the Scottish Covenanters. The treaty, which took place after the Second Bishops' War ceded Northumberland and County Durham to the Scots, and demanded that Charles I should pay £850 a day to maintain armies in these areas.

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Historians have credited the treaty as being one of the factors behind the calling of the Long Parliament and the outbreak of the English Civil War.

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