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Union with England

Union with England

This year (2007) marks the 300th year of union between Scotland and England. The unification of the two countries is probably the single most important event in Scottish history since the country won its independence nearly 400 years earlier. Despite this, most people living within the British Isles are ignorant about the events which led to it. This is in part due to people regarding history involving politics as less exciting and harder to grasp than others, and in part due to the relationship between two countries who have always been mistrusting of each others' motives. To some it is an episode best left ignored lest it reopen old wounds. It is in fact a particularly juicy period of history filled with tales of blackmail, bribery, intimidation and espionage.

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