Today in World History: September 25th

The Treaty of York was signed on this day in 1237, establishing the border between England and Scotland. The agreement, signed between King Henry III of England and Alexander II of Scotland, decided on a border between the two nations, ending Scottish expansion towards the South, and defining today’s border between the two countries. The Anglo-Scottish border has remained largely unchanged throughout the second millenium, with only a few small villages and regions exchanging ownership. Even upon the formation of the United Kingdom did the border remain intact, as the line at which jurisdiction changes and English and Scottish laws are put into effect.


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