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The Scots and the Union

Author: Christopher A Whatley; Derek J Patrick
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006.
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"This book traces the background to the Treaty of Union of 1707, explains why it happened and assesses its impact on Scottish society, including the bitter struggle with the Jacobites for acceptance of the union in the two decades that followed its inauguration. It offers a radical new interpretation of the causes of union. The idea that the Scots were 'bought and sold for English gold' is largely rejected and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whatley, Christopher A.
Scots and the Union.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)551500894
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Whatley; Derek J Patrick
ISBN: 0748616853 9780748616855 9780748634705 0748634703
OCLC Number: 70672077
Awards: Winner of Saltire Society/Gillespie Macandrew Scottish History Book of the Year 2007
Description: xv, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : contrasting and changing receptions of the union of 1707 --
1. Issues, debates and aims --
2. Scotland under the union of the crowns to the Revolution of 1688-9 : searching for the roots of union --
3. Roots of union : ambition and achievement and the aftermath of the revolution --
4. The 1690s : a nation in crisis --
5. 'The most neglected if not opprest state in Europe'? : confrontations and the search for compromise, 1700-5 --
6. Digging Scotland out : Parliament and the reconstruction of the pathway towards union, 1705-6 --
7. Paving the way : the union commissioners and the hearts and minds of the people --
8. 'An affair of the greatest concern and import' : the union Parliament and the Scottish nation.
Responsibility: Christopher A. Whatley, with Derek J. Patrick.
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This book traces the background to the Treaty of Union of 1707, explains why it happened and assesses its impact on Scottish society, including the bitter struggle with the Jacobites for acceptance  Read more...

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This is an important and finely argued book. It brings an infusion of new evidence to bear on the old question of the causes of the Union of 1707. From it emerges a fresh interpretation of the birth Read more...

 
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