Addresses against incorporating Union, 1706-07
- edited by Karin Bowie.
- [St. Andrews] : Scottish History Society ; Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : In association with The Boydell Press, an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2018.
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- 352 pages ; 23 cm.
- Scottish History Society (Series) ; 6th ser., v. 13.
- Bowie, Karin, editor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The addresses: National organisations
- Royal burghs
- Other burghs
- Hamilton letters
- 'A short account', Walter Stewart of Pardovan.
- "In 1706-1707, a proposed union of the Scottish and English kingdoms excited vigorous debate. Dozens of Scottish burghs, shires and parishes sent petitions to the Scottish parliament, known as addresses, to protest against the treaty of union. The addresses reveal local opinions and feelings, as expressed through a sophisticated petitioning campaign. They show how Presbyterians and Jacobites joined in an oppositional coalition, which disagreed on most matters of church and state, but agreed to oppose the union. Thousands of male tenant farmers, artisans and servants subscribed with their own hands, or via notaries and church elders. Campaigners argued that these opinions mattered and that parliament should listen to the 'mind of the nation'. Though ultimately unsuccessful, the campaign had a strong impact on the shape of the union. This volume provides a transcript of each local voice from the original handwritten documents, explaining the circumstances in relation to the voting patterns of members of the Scottish Parliament. An introduction sets the addresses in their historical context" -- Provided by publisher's website.
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- Scottish History Society ; Sixth series, Volume 13
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