The Anglo-Scottish Treaty of Union, 1707 in 2007: Defending the Revolution, Defeating the Jacobites

  title={The Anglo-Scottish Treaty of Union, 1707 in 2007: Defending the Revolution, Defeating the Jacobites},
  author={Bob Harris},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={28 - 46}
  • B. Harris
  • Published 1 January 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of British Studies
In 1907, on the 200th anniversary of the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707, the story of the making of the union seemed straightforward enough. Scots looked on the union in a generally positive light, and historians lauded the farsightedness of its Scottish architects.1 Half a century or so later, however, his torians began to promulgate a very different view of union.2 The tone of this new work was anything but celebratory, and pro-unionist politicians were witheringly depicted as devoid of… 
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