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By John Robertson

This quantity of scholarly essays explores the information of union and empire present on the time of the Union among Scotland and England in 1707. It demonstrates for the 1st time the broader value of the Union in Europe and through the English-speaking international. it's a significant contribution to the starting to be curiosity in "British" heritage, yet must also be of substantial curiosity to all scholars of political and fiscal unions, a subject matter of accelerating value and noticeable relevance in modern Britain, Europe and North the United States.

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