The Scots and the Union
An updated edition on the 1707 Union between Scotland and England in a modern context
The Scots and the Union: Then and Now is a refreshed, revised and extended edition of The Scots and the Union, which appeared in 2006. It was acclaimed then as a path-breaking, game-changing account of the making of the United Kingdom, and the Scots' part in this. Winner of the Saltire Society's prestigious Scottish History Book of the Year prize, it successfully challenged accounts of the process that alleged that the union was brought about by English bullying and the venality of Scottish politicians 'bought and sold for English gold'.
This new edition not only provides readers with an essential explanation of why and how Scotland became part of the United Kingdom, but brings the historical debate into a vigorous present with an additional section. An explanation is provided as to why the union is less strong in 2014 than it was in the 1950s and also why, in comparison with citizens in some other smaller European nations which have become independent states in recent times, large numbers of Scots seem reluctant to see the end of Britain.
This new edition is the key background text for anyone wishing to explore how we got to the position where we are once again debating union issues and opinions, lending historical weight and context to the arguments for and against union.
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English claims of feudal superiority over the Scots stretched back to the time of
Brutus the Trojan , eponymous founder of ... As was mentioned earlier , that the
Scots could claim to have been ruled by an unbroken line of kings ( 107 prior to ...
Former acts of Parliament had asserted that ' our Kings doe hold there Crown
immediately from God ' , the authors of the draft Claim of Right declared , but this ,
they insisted , ' Is fals ' ; absolute power claiming ' obedience with out reserve ...
The point about the Claim of Right was frequently advanced by the opposition ,
but repelled on the grounds that the convention which had approved the Claim of
Right had also sought a full union . The two therefore were perfectly consistent ...
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Issues debates and aims
ambition and achievement and the aftermath of
a nation in crisis
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