Popular politics and the making of the Union of 1707

Bowie, K. (2011) Popular politics and the making of the Union of 1707. History Teaching Review Yearbook, 25, pp. 15-24.

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This article provides a summary of my research on how popular politics influenced the events leading to the Union of 1707. It argues against overly narrow historiographical interpretations of the Union as the product of corrupt elite politics. It shows how popular politics shaped events in three stages leading to the Union. It is aimed at teachers of history and published in the annual yearbook of the Scottish Association of Teachers of History.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Union of 1707, popular politics, petitions, crowds, pamphlets Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bowie, Professor 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:History Teaching Review Yearbook
Publisher:Scottish Association of Teachers of History

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