1707 and a Nation Divided on Union

Bowie, K. (2012) 1707 and a Nation Divided on Union. Scotsman,

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Abstract

Assesses attempts to create a closer union between Scotland and England in the Union of Crowns period (1603-1717). Observes that those opposed to closer union insisted first on parliamentary, and then popular approval of any union proposal. The desire to resist union generated radical ideas about the political rights and power of the people, but ultimately the making of the union in 1706-7 ratified the concept of parliamentary sovereignty in the new United Kingdom.

Item Type:Articles (Newspaper Article)
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bowie, Dr Karin
Authors: Bowie, K.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Scotsman
Publisher:The Scotsman Publications Ltd.
ISSN:0307-5850
ISSN (Online):0307-5850
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Scotsman
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author

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