The Acts of Union

18th Century British History

by Dr Alex Murdoch. Produced by Simon Brown, 11th August 2015

The Union of England and Scotland

In this podcast Dr Alex Murdoch of the University of Edinburgh looks at the origins and significance of the 1707 Acts of Union that joined the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland (previously separate states, with separate legislatures but with the same monarch) into a single, united kingdom named "Great Britain".

1. Introduction.
2. Queen Anne and the succession.
3. An important turning point?
4. The Scottish Parliament.
5. Jacobitism.
6. Economic Development.
7. The 1746 Uprising.
8. Scotland and the British Empire.


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