Auld Enemies: The Scots and the English

Auld Enemies: The Scots and the English

by David Ross
     
 

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For almost a thousand years, Scotland and England have been neighbour nations. For more than half that time, they were foreign countries, often at war. Four hundred years ago, they began to share a monarchy; three hundred years ago, they joined in a United Kingdom. A new concept of 'Britishness' arose, but for most purposes Scots remained Scots and English remained…  See more details below

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For almost a thousand years, Scotland and England have been neighbour nations. For more than half that time, they were foreign countries, often at war. Four hundred years ago, they began to share a monarchy; three hundred years ago, they joined in a United Kingdom. A new concept of 'Britishness' arose, but for most purposes Scots remained Scots and English remained English, and the old sense of rivalry remained. In olden times, a war of words and propaganda accompanied the fighting. As the countries got to know each other better and the fighting died down, the verbal exchanges continued, and became sharper, more wide-ranging, and funnier. This book provides a unique record of the long contest of verbal warfare across the Border, from its beginnings right up to the present day. Auld Enemies will be a useful handbook that can be enjoyed whichever side you're on.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857905734
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

David Ross is the author of numerous books on Scottish history and culture, including Scottish Quotations and From Scenes Like These: Scottish Anecdotes and Episodes, both published by Birlinn. Originally from Dingwall, he was educated at St Andrews and currently lives near Hereford.

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