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The Scots and the Union

Christopher Whatley


The Scots and the Union explores the reasons for and the immediate consequences of the British Union of 1707 which created the United Kingdom. Research-based, critically acclaimed and the winner of the Saltire Society’s Scottish History Book of the Year in 2007, The Scots and the Union challenges allegations that the Union was simply a ‘political job’, driven by self-seeking, venal Scottish politicians. Instead it argues that many of the backers of the Union in Scotland – mainly Presbyterian Whigs - were principled in their belief that the measure was necessary if the gains of the ‘Glorious’ R ... More

Keywords: Union, Anglo-Scottish relations, United Kingdom, Scottish politics, Whigs, Presbyterians, Catholicism, Jacobites

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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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Christopher Whatley, author

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