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Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

T C Smout


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 ... More

Keywords: Union of Crowns, British state, Civil Wars, England, Scotland, economy, law, politics, literary historians, parliamentary union, James I

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263303
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

T C Smout, editor
Emeritus Professor of Scottish History, School of History, University of St Andrews, and Fellow of the British Academy