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The Political History of Eighteenth-Century Scotland
     

The Political History of Eighteenth-Century Scotland

by John Stuart Shaw
 

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This study takes a fresh look at the assumption that those in the Scottish parliament who voted for the union with England of 1707 sold their country. It is a timely account in light of the present devolution of power from Westminster to Scotland. The actions and motives of Scotland's political leaders and the challenges they faced are explored as they struggled for

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This study takes a fresh look at the assumption that those in the Scottish parliament who voted for the union with England of 1707 sold their country. It is a timely account in light of the present devolution of power from Westminster to Scotland. The actions and motives of Scotland's political leaders and the challenges they faced are explored as they struggled for and finally achieved recognition at the center of power in London for themselves and Scotland.

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In light of the present devolution of power from Westminster to Scotland, Shaw, with the National Archives of Scotland, reassesses the assumption that those in the Scottish parliament who voted for the union with England in 1707 sold their country. He explores the actions and motives of the political leaders, and the challenges they faced as they struggled for and finally achieved recognition at the center of power in London for themselves and Scotland. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312224301
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
British History in Perspective Series
Pages:
161
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.73(d)

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John Stuart Shaw is Head of Private Records at the National Archives of Scotland.

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