The Union (Trevelyan IV)

Conrad Russell

in King James VI and I and his English Parliaments

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780198205067
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725098 | DOI:
The Union (Trevelyan IV)

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This chapter contains a thematic discussion of the project of the Union, set in the context of different types of union experienced in the ‘composite monarchies’ of early modern Europe and the theoretical approaches advocated in the work of the Scottish apologist Sir Thomas Craig. It highlights the clash of ideas between the concepts of ‘perfect’ and ‘imperfect’ union and again analyses the reasons for the Commons’ resistance to the project.

Keywords: Union with Scotland; the Union; Sir Thomas Craig; composite monarchy; nationalism

Chapter.  9714 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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