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The Union: England, Scotland and the Treaty of 1707
     

The Union: England, Scotland and the Treaty of 1707

by Michael Fry
 

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In this fresh and challenging look at the origins of the United Kingdom, author Michael Fry focuses on the years leading up to the Union of 1707, setting the political history of Scotland and England against the backdrop of war in Europe and the emergence of imperialism. The book rejects the long-held assumption that the economy was of overwhelming importance in

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In this fresh and challenging look at the origins of the United Kingdom, author Michael Fry focuses on the years leading up to the Union of 1707, setting the political history of Scotland and England against the backdrop of war in Europe and the emergence of imperialism. The book rejects the long-held assumption that the economy was of overwhelming importance in the Scots’ acceptance of the terms of the Treaty of Union. Instead, it shows how the Scots were able to exploit English ignorance of and indifference to Scotland to steer the settlement in their own favor. The implications of this have influenced the dynamics of the Union ever since, and are only being fully worked out today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780271552
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Fry is the author of The Scottish Empire, How the Scots Made America, and Wild Scots: Four Hundred Years of Highland History. He has also written numerous articles on modern Scottish history and several political pamphlets, and has contributed to most major Scottish and British newspapers. He has been a weekly columnist for the Scotsman, the Herald, and the Sunday Times.

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