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OUPblog (blog)

OUPblog (blog)
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 03:18:45 -0700

The Union of 1707 – which by uniting the English and Scottish parliaments created the new state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain – was enthusiastically sought by some Scots and grudgingly accepted by many more, even if most people would have ...

Belfast Telegraph (blog)

Belfast Telegraph (blog)
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Scotland is different. To discover how different, you only have to listen to the home fans belt out 'Flower of Scotland' at Murrayfield when the opposition is England, watch 'Braveheart' ... or read the 1707 Act of Union.
 
Posting and Toasting
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700

As one might expect, fans of the New York Knicks tend to focus their hatred on teams in the Eastern Conference, on rivals who have built up years worth of enmity both in the regular and postseason. (Yeah, I'm looking at you, Charlotte Hornets. You ...

SFGate

SFGate
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:08:28 -0700

Sadly, from that futuristic perch, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has dredged up ancient grievances to push his country back in time — to before the 1707 Act of Union with England. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has likened Scottish ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:15:00 -0700

Queen Anne I is depicted as a proud, jealous defender of a united Britain in a 1707 poem about England's union with Scotland that year which has just gone up for sale. As Scotland prepares to vote on the future of the 300-year-old union – with the Yes ...
 
PBS NewsHour
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:11:15 -0700

Some even say it began in 1707, when the Acts of Union creating Great Britain were signed. Since 1999, Scotland has had its own parliament in Edinburgh, separate from Westminster in London. That came after a British decision led by a Labor government ...

Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:11:43 -0700

Then: Back in 1707 Scotland had a population of 1million, while the UK - which at the time was just England and Wales - had 6million inhabitants. Now: In comparison, the 2011 census showed Scotland had 5.295million, while the population of the UK - now ...
 
GazetteNET
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:41:15 -0700

On Thursday, the people of Scotland will vote in an historic and binding referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom (of which they have been a part since 1707) and become an independent country. To vote “yes” is to vote for independence from ...
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