Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 1-17
  3. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 18-37
  4. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 38-62
  5. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 63-83
  6. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 84-92
  7. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 93-107
  8. John Stuart Shaw
    Pages 108-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-151

About this book


This study looks afresh at the assumption that those in the Scottish parliament who voted for the union of 1707 sold their country. The world of Scottish politics after the union is then explored from the perspective of the people at the top of the ruling elite. It is the world of the squadrone, Argyll, Ilay, Bute and Dundas, where there was little civic virtue. Much is learned by looking at the century as a whole in describing their struggles, their motives and ideas, their place within the politics of Great Britain and the challenges to their complacency.


Britain England Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi Great Britain history history of literature political history politics Scotland

About the authors

JOHN STUART SHAW is Head of the Corporate and Private Records Branch of the National Archives of Scotland.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Political History of Eighteenth-Century Scotland
  • Authors John Shaw
  • Series Title British History in Perspective
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59585-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-59586-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27645-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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