The Treaty of Union 1689-1740 by Iain Johnston


The Treaty of Union 1689-1740 by Iain Johnston

The New Higher History series offers a full-colour, topic-based approach to the revised Higher History syllabus. Covering all of the main issues within each topic area, this series includes investigative techniques, use of evidence and a variety of activities to enable students to develop the necessary skills to tackle both essay-based and source-based questions successfully. This book investigates the political and economic changes in Scotland during this period, looking at: the constitutional, social and religious situation in 1689; causes of the worsening relationship with England, including the Navigation Acts, Darien scheme, foreign wars and famine; the arguments for and against Union with England, including religious and economic considerations and the accessibility of colonies; the issue of Scottish identity and the varied attitudes within Scotland toward Union; reasons why the Treaty of Union was passed; the impact of Union in Scotland and the role that the Union played in the development of Scottish identity.

About the Author

Iain Johnston is Principal Teacher of Social Subjects at Plockton High School. He is currently Convenor of the History National Assessment Panel (2009-10) and an Advanced Higher History Marker & Vetter for the SQA.

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152 pages


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Publication date

26th February 2010



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