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7 May

7 May 1544: After landing in the Firth of Forth and capturing the port of Leith Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford leads an English army into Edinburgh which is burned and looted during the war of the ‘Rough Wooing’.

7 May 1689: A 500-strong Scottish government force under the command of Captain William Young of Lord Bargany’s Regiment was ordered to be assembled in Ayrshire ready to cross over to northern Kintyre and deal with the Jacobite threat there.

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