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The Scots and the Union$
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Christopher Whatley

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616855

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.001.0001

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Nine: Union in the balance, union accomplished

Nine: Union in the balance, union accomplished

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(p.322) Chapter Nine: Union in the balance, union accomplished
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The Scots and the Union
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Christopher A. Whatley

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0011

This chapter considers the immediate impact of the Union, and its failure to deliver what was promised. The nature of post-Union patriotism and anti-Unionism are explored. The basis of support in Scotland for the Jacobites is investigated, while attention too is drawn to the strength of commitment there was to the Union and its corollary the Hanoverian succession during the Jacobite rising of 1715-16.

Keywords:   Anti-Unionism, Protest, Taxation, Scottish antiquity, Jacobitism, The ‘15, Hanoverianism

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