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1707 and 1800: a Treaty (Mostly) Honoured and a Treaty Broken

Iain Mclean and Alistair Mcmillan

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Union of England and Scotland 1707: Darien; succession crisis; trading issues; nature of the treaty. Church establishment in both countries. Union of Great Britain and Ireland 1800–1: United Irishmen ... More


Ireland's Incorporation: An Ireland's Incorporation: An ‘Excusable Mistake’?

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The motives of the pro- and anti-Union forces in Ireland in the years leading to 1800 are analysed. As in Scotland in 1707 they were mixed, but trade, security, and material interests all played a ... More


What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Iain McLean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

In this provocative new study, Iain McLean argues that the traditional story of the British constitution does not make sense. It purports to be both positive and normative: that is, to describe both ... More


The Non‐Religious Background to Religious Reform in Ireland 1770–1850

Nigel Yates

in The Religious Condition of Ireland 1770-1850

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199242382
eISBN:
9780191603815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242380.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter looks at economic, political, and social developments in Ireland that had an impact on its religious development between 1770 and 1850.


The Road to the Disruption

Jean Clark

in The Courts, the Church and the Constitution: Aspects of the Disruption of 1843

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637546
eISBN:
9780748671588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637546.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents a lecture covering the Disruption, May 1843; the Act of Union 1707; the Patronage Scotland Act 1711; moderates and evangelicals; the Veto Act; the Chapels Act; the first ... More


Ireland, Empire, and Union, 1690–1801

Thomas Bartlett

in Ireland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers Ireland's position and role in the British Empire from the 1690s through to the Act of Union. It highlights Irish colonial commerce and the insensitive action of the English ... More


Ireland and the British Empire

Kevin Kenny (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Modern Irish history was determined by the rise, expansion, and decline of the British Empire. British imperial history, from the age of Atlantic expansion to the age of decolonization, was moulded ... More


Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Glanmor Williams

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This is the first comprehensive history of the two decisive centuries which followed the defeat of Owain Glyndŵr in 1415. The fifteenth century was a time of resilience and recovery from the ... More


The Implications of the Copyright Act: Dublin's Relations with London

M. Pollard

in Dublin's Trade in Books 1550–1800: Lyell Lectures 1986-7

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184096
eISBN:
9780191674174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184096.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the implications of the Copyright Act of 1709 for Ireland. The reprinting of works first issued in other countries was therefore legitimate work for the Dublin printers. It ... More


Ireland, the Union, and the Empire, 1800–1960

Alvin Jackson

in Ireland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Ireland's, and then Northern Ireland's, colonial status and imperial involvement from the Act of Union to the outbreak of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland in the 1960s. It ... More


Fiction and Empire: The Irish Novel

Vera Kreilkamp

in Ireland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199251841
eISBN:
9780191698064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251841.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the relationship between Irish fiction and Empire under the Union and in its aftermath. In Ireland's first major novel, Castle Rackrent (1800), Maria Edgeworth memorably ... More


Scottish Law, Scottish Lawyers, and the Status of the Union

John W Cairns

in Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The Act of Union provided that the laws regulating trade, customs, and excises were to be the same in Scotland as in England. The Act also required the establishment in Scotland of a Court of ... More


Natural Law, National Laws, Parliaments, and Multiple Monarchies: 1707 and Beyond

John W Cairns

in Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter outlines some of the changes in the legal system wrought by the Union. It shows that, prior to 1707, the Scots Parliament had been very active as a legislature, introducing many and ... More


Castlesteads: Reviving Interest in the Wall

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall: A Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199641413
eISBN:
9780191745720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In 1695, a new edition of Camden's Britannia was published. Although there was little additional information on the Picts' Wall, antiquarian interest in the monument increased significantly during ... More


South Britons’ Reception of North Britons, 1707–1820

Paul Langford

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the dark reception that the Scots received in eighteenth-century England. Scots obtained no new rights of residence by the Act of Union in 1707. Sauny the Scot was the eponymous ... More


Croker's Political Opinions

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Croker's career covers a longer stretch of political history than his rival's and serves to display more conveniently the successive phases in the development of party politics. After exploring four ... More


The Princedom of Wales as Political Stage

Marisa R. Cull

in Shakespeare’s Princes of Wales: English Identity and the Welsh Connection

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716198
eISBN:
9780191784354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716198.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter provides historical background for understanding the English provenance of the princedom, tracking this history in a literary context in order to demonstrate the ways in which the ... More


Creating ‘Great Britain’: The Act of Union 1707

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The creation of ‘Great Britain’ by the 1707 Act, under Queen Anne, united England and Scotland. The prolific poet and pamphleteer Daniel Defoe travelled to Scotland to promote the Union with poems ... More


Keeping Ireland at Arm’s Length: A Kind of Reality

K. Theodore Hoppen

in Governing Hibernia: British Politicians and Ireland 1800–1921

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198207436
eISBN:
9780191817922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207436.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines what actually happened to British government and administration in Ireland rather than what had been promised in the debates surrounding the Act of Union of 1800. Far from ... More


The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Volume IV: The Irish Book in English, 1800-1891

James H. Murphy (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198187318
eISBN:
9780191803277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780198187318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This series charts one of the most venerable book cultures in Europe, from the earliest manuscript compilations to the flourishing book industries of the late twentieth century. It offers a history ... More


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