The Crisis of Union: Scotland c.1685-1746

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The course focuses on a critical period in Scotland’s history which witnessed revolution and dynastic change, incorporating union, the emergence of the British state, the rise and fall of Jacobitism, and considerable economic and social transformation. The course will attempt to place events in Scotland in both a British and European context and will cover a wide range of social, economic and political history.

Week 1: The Reign of James VII: The Road to Revolution, 1685-1689
Week 2: The Revolution Settlement: Conflict and Consolidation, c.1689-1690
Week 3: Scotland under William and Mary: War, Trade, Famine and Darien c.1689-1702
Week 4: Kingdom or Province? Scotland’s Relations with England
Week 5: Towards Incorporating Union: Parties, Politicians and Public Opinion
Week 6: Forging the Union: Bullied or Negotiated?
Week 7: Jacobitism: Killiecrankie to Sherrifmuir, c.1689- 1715
Week 8: The ‘45: Scotland, c.1716-1746
Period14 Feb 201918 Apr 2019
Held atSt Andrews Open Association, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionLocal