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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Christopher A. Whatley, Derek J. Patrick. whom they were quartered , thereby
generating even greater hostility than was usually directed towards a standing
army ; the cost of providing for soldiers was given by several of the royal burghs
as a ...
It was the few ' rank Jacobites ' who were most implacably hostile and whose
objective was to undermine if not disband the army . With the death of the duke of
Gloucester in August 1700 their tails rose higher , sensing an opportunity when ...
Nineteen MPs were also serving officers , who owed their loyalty to the crown ;
some twenty - three peers were either in military positions or had been in one
since the Revolution , or had a son in the army . Tweeddale was in the last
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Issues debates and aims
ambition and achievement and the aftermath of
a nation in crisis
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