France's Role in the Scottish Wars of Independence
The Scottish War of Independence was the second of two attempts in the 1300s for the Scottish to gain independence from England. Although unsuccessful, it put the English in a reevaluating state concerning their own military strategies, strengths, and Scotland itself. It also put a state of unrest among both the English people and the Scottish people. The English people were at unrest because of the closeness of losing a colony; the Scottish people were at unrest because of the closeness of gaining independence from the multi-century reign of England over Scotland.During the time when England was fighting Scotland for their independence, England was also at war with France. Therefore when Scotland came to see if provision could be made by France they more than happily made some provision for Scotland, such as letting David II and his wife hide within their country while intense war was going on. The reason France did so was because they felt if they got favor within Scotland's eyes they could turn more of the Hundred Years War burden to Scotland, because Scotland would feel indebted to France. However, Scotland never helped France because they ended up losing their war again England and signed the Treaty of Berwick.