The Declaration of Arbroath and the Making of the 1707 Union
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Karin Bowie, Professor of Early Modern Scottish History, University of Glasgow
The 1320 Declaration of Arbroath re-entered Scottish political consciousness in the late seventeenth century when translations from the original Latin were printed. After appearing in a pamphlet supporting the 1688-89 Williamite Revolution, the Declaration was quoted in a manifesto penned late in 1706 for an abortive rising to stop the Union of 1707. This talk will explore the aims of the author in sampling this famous letter and consider why his draft manifesto was never put into action.
The talk will last approximately 30-40 minutes, with time given at the end for questions.
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