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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152 Fifteen hundred bibles too were sent out , as were two zealous ministers ,
although neither survived , in spite of the kirk's hope that God would bless the
undertaking in its trading activity but also as a means of ' propagating the Gospel '
Scottish hopes of opening up trading routes outside Europe had not expired at
Darien . The Speedwell had reached the coast of China in 1702 before striking
rocks off Malacca , and some success was had along the African coast . But most
Crucially , it would ' cut off the Jacobites ' hopes for ever ; this he thought ' was the
best thing in it . Further reflection however caused him to take a more optimistic
view , especially if a union brought with it the riches promised . This was in ...
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Issues debates and aims
ambition and achievement and the aftermath of
a nation in crisis
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