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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As ever , Hamilton prevaricated , and in London there were concerns that he
might be too demanding and wreck the treaty - and set back the succession .
Proud and protective of his position as Scotland's premier nobleman , Hamilton
found it ...
14 This , he reckoned , was the best way of securing the succession for the house
of Hanover . As was noted in chapter 2 , Argyll's grandfather had been executed
for his part in the rebellion against James VII in 1685 ; and while in desperate ...
But even so , when the parliamentary session opened , Argyll's grouping was in a
minority and as a result lost the vote on the succession . He needed Queensberry
, who in order to underline his parliamentary weight , deliberately stayed ...
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Issues debates and aims
ambition and achievement and the aftermath of
a nation in crisis
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