Addresses against Incorporating Union, 1706-07

Bowie, K.(Ed.) (2018) Addresses against Incorporating Union, 1706-07. [Scholarly Editions]

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A scholarly edition of the 85 addresses submitted to the Scottish parliament on incorporating union between October 1706 and January 1707, plus a selection of contemporary letters and an account of the making of the union by Walter Stewart of Pardovan, burgh commissioner for Linlithgow. The book includes a historical introduction to petitioning in early modern Scotland, showing the significance of an addressing campaign involving over 20,000 individuals from 123 national and local bodies. The addresses asserted political, religious and patriotic objections to incorporating union and stimulated a remarkable debate on national opinion and whether the treaty required the direct consent of the political nation.

Item Type:Scholarly Editions
Keywords:Union of 1707, petitions, addresses, popular politics, public opinion.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bowie, Professor Karin
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > History
Publisher:A Scottish History Society publication in association with The Boydell Press
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