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Scotland under the union of the crowns to the revolution of 1688–9: searching for the roots of union

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780748616855
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748672271 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0004
Scotland under the union of the crowns to the revolution of 1688–9: searching for the roots of union

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This chapter explores the pre-history of the Union of 1707. It looks at the Scots’ attitudes to England over the course of the seventeenth century and why there was so much dissatisfaction with the Union of the Crowns of 1603, when James VI of Scotland became monarch of the three kingdoms, governing from London.

Keywords: Union of the Crowns; Union proposals; Cromwellian union; Anglo-Scottish relations; James VI and I

Chapter.  17410 words. 

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