2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Uniting a Kingdom: Union Between England and Scotland
Danielle M. Kronmiller
Dr. David Robinson and Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Faculty Mentors

The United Kingdom, as it exists today, comprises four countries integrated at different points in history. Crucial to this current condition was the union between England and Scotland at the turn of the 18th century. The long process commenced when James VI, King of Scotland, ascended to the English throne as James I in 1603. The countries existed as separate states under one monarch until the Parliaments of both England and Scotland passed the Acts of Union in 1707, successfully uniting the countries politically as a single kingdom. This paper examines the reasons behind the union and the process by which it was forged, including the various attempts made before 1707. In addition, this paper interprets and analyzes period perceptions and repercussions of the unification, as well as contemporary implications and ramifications of the union between England and Scotland.

Keywords: United Kingdom, Acts of Union 1707, England, Scotland

Topic(s):History Senior Seminar
History

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: -5
Location: MG 2090
Time: 9:00

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