Anglo-Scottish Union and the War of the Spanish Succession

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Abstract

The Scottish Act of Security of 1703-4 allowed for the Scottish Parliament to choose a different monarch to succeed to the Scottish crown from that of England, if it so wished. This meant that the Act allowed for the Scottish Parliament to initiate an independent foreign policy during an era of major European warfare, the War of the Spanish Succession. From the English political perspective, this opened up the possibility of the restoration of a Jacobite on the Scottish throne and a Franco-Scottish military rapprochement. Such an alignment could result in attacks from Scotland, France and Ireland. Hence the Scottish 'problem' had to be neutralised and the Hanoverian Succession secured.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000
Subtitle of host publicationHow Strategic Concerns Shaped the Modern World
EditorsWilliam Mulligan, Brendan Simms
Pages49-64
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2010

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Parliament
War of the Spanish Succession
Foreign Policy
Ireland
Military
Warfare
Rapprochement
Monarch
Restoration
Jacobites
France
Alignment
England
Scotland
Attack
Thrones

Keywords

  • scottish independence
  • act of union
  • spanish succession

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Macinnes, A. (2010). Anglo-Scottish Union and the War of the Spanish Succession. In W. Mulligan, & B. Simms (Eds.), The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000 : How Strategic Concerns Shaped the Modern World (pp. 49-64)
Macinnes, Allan. / Anglo-Scottish Union and the War of the Spanish Succession. The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000 : How Strategic Concerns Shaped the Modern World. editor / William Mulligan ; Brendan Simms. 2010. pp. 49-64
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