Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1603 to 1900

Smout, T.C.
Date published: 
November 2005

In 1603, England and Scotland came together and Great Britain was created. Why has it stayed together? How near did it come to falling apart? Have the two nations ever done more than tolerate each other? Who were the gainers and losers? Political, economic, legal, intellectual and literary historians examine the first three centuries of Union, including the reception of James in the south, the Civil Wars, the background to Parliamentary Union in 1707, the spoils of Empire, and the Victorian climax. Together with its companion Anglo-Scottish Relations, from 1900 to Devolution and Beyond (0-19-726331-3), the volume provides a vivid account of two nations which have often differed, remained very distinct, yet achieved endurance in European terms.