Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

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T C Smout
OUP/British Academy, Dec 22, 2005 - History - 281 pages
The Union of the Crowns in 1603 is the cornerstone of the modern British state, but relations between England and Scotland did not always run smoothly in the following centuries. This volume examines how the neighbouring British nations regarded each other from 1603 to 1900. Why did this union last when many others in Europe fell apart? How close did it come to unravelling? What were the strengths and tricks that preserved it? As aggregations of individuals, as economies, or as systems of law and politics, how did England and Scotland mesh? Political, economic, legal, intellectual and literary historians examine the first three centuries of Union, including the reception of James in the south, the Civil Wars, the background to Parliamentary Union in 1707, the spoils of Empire, and the Victorian climax. Together with its companion Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond (0-19-726331-3), the volume provides a vivid account of two nations which have often differed, remained very distinct, yet achieved endurance in European terms

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dope, helped me out a lot with the top I had to do over my winter break. A little disappointed in the curriculum @mrs.griffin. Its alright though T C Smout is a genius and a revolutionary in his field. The historical story is breathtaking. Smout is the single most upstanding guy I know. PS I think I might like Maddie Boucher. This is really a perplexing situation. no one will read this but some day someone might find this and have a good laugh. Anyway I don't want to bore, thank you Smout and Maddie I think you're a pretty cool person 

Contents

O Brave New World? The Union of England and Scotland in 1603
13
A Blessed Union? AngloScottish Relations before the Covenant
37
The English the Scots and the Dilemmas of Union 16381654
57
Judicial Torture the Liberties of the Subject and AngloScottish
75
Scotland at the End of the Seventeenth Century
103
The Law of the Sea and the Two Unions
127
South Britons Reception of North Britons 17071820
143
EighteenthCentury Scotland and the Three Unions
171
ScottishEnglish Connections in British Radicalism in the 1790s
189
Scottish Élites and the Indian Empire 17001815
213
the Carlyles in London
231
c18151914
247
Index
267
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T C Smout is at Emeritus Professor of Scottish History, School of History, University of St Andrews, and Fellow of the British Academy.

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