John Knox born at Giffordgate.
Treaty of Haddington
The Scottish Parliament convenes in the abbey and resolves to send Mary Queen of Scots to France for her marriage to the French heir.
Siege of Haddington
Actually a series of sieges. James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran and Regent of Scotland, takes Haddington in September 1547, with the help of the French. English troops take the town in February 1548 and hold out under siege until September 1549.
Town is again burned, the calamity caused by a maid leaving a screen covered with clothes too near a fire.