The Auld Alliance (1295-1560) : Commercial Exchanges, Cultural and Intellectual Influences Between France and Scotland
MA Thesis, UNIVERSITE DE TOULON ET DU VAR (2009)
France and Scotland have always shared an obvious sense of friendship through the centuries. Few countries in history have been connected this way. One may wonder why. We can answer first and foremost that these links, that still exist today, arise from the Auld Alliance.
My interest in Scotland, apart from my numerous trips to this country, led me to feel the need to study its history. As I discovered that it had been so closely united to my own country, I decided to examine this relationship more closely.
Why and how did this coming together occur ? Obviously at first to counter an old and common enemy : England. But apart from this statement, I discovered that numerous links between the two countries were established, little by little, over the years, and even the centuries.