Alvin Jackson

in The Two Unions

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199593996
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731419 | DOI:

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This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the nature of the two unions—between England, Wales, and Scotland in 1707, and Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. It then sets out main purposes of the book, which are to explain the survival of the two constituent unions of the United Kingdom, to provide a comparison of the origins and longevity of the two unions, and to identify the influences supporting and sustaining union in each polity. The work is interested in using a comparison between the origins and development of the two unions to illuminate their complexity, and their long-term condition and fate.

Keywords: unions; United Kingdom; Ireland; Wales; England; Scotland; Great Britain; history

Chapter.  10746 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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