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The Political History of Eighteenth-Century Scotland

  • Authors
  • John Stuart Shaw
Textbook

Part of the British History in Perspective book series (BHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 1-17
  3. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 18-37
  4. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 38-62
  5. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 63-83
  6. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 84-92
  7. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 93-107
  8. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 108-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-151

About this book

Introduction

This study looks afresh at the assumption that those in the Scottish parliament who voted for the union of 1707 sold their country. The world of Scottish politics after the union is then explored from the perspective of the people at the top of the ruling elite. It is the world of the squadrone, Argyll, Ilay, Bute and Dundas, where there was little civic virtue. Much is learned by looking at the century as a whole in describing their struggles, their motives and ideas, their place within the politics of Great Britain and the challenges to their complacency.

Keywords

Britain England Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi Great Britain history history of literature political history politics Scotland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27645-5
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-59586-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27645-5
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