Edward's demand for the delivery of the Scottish Castles

Edward had already gained to his interest two of the Scottish regents; by this measure he trusted that he could overrule their deliberations; and, grown confident in his power, he intimated to the Estates, "that certain rumours of danger and perils to the kingdom of Scotland having reached his ears, he judged it right that all castles and places of strength in that kingdom should be delivered up to him."