Paul H. Scott - Andrew Fletcher & The Treaty of Union (2nd Hand Hardback)
By two Acts of Union, the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland - which at the time were separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch - were, in the words of the Treaty, "United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain".
Andrew Fletcher has been known since his own lifetime as The Patriot because of his determined resistance to this parliamentary Union of Scotland and England in 1707.
More recently he has won a new reputation for the boldness, lucidity and originality of his political thought, in which he advocated parliamentary democracy, Scottish independence and European co-operation.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Britain
- Published : 1992 (John Donald Publishing - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9780859763639
- SKU : B002387
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £25
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
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"This is Paul Scott at his most scholarly. It is a thoroughly researched biography of the famous Scottish republican author and opponent of the 1707 Union of the Scottish and English Parliaments . . . His historical writings though, particularly this work on Fletcher, will give his ideas on Scottish political life and on the public significance of literature the longevity they deserve. In those respects, he is himself a successor of Fletcher. Highly recommended." - Amazon Review
Paul Henderson Scott (Born: November 7, 1920. Died: March 15, 2019) was a writer, a former Vice-President of the SNP & one of the most vital cultural figures in the Scotland of his era.
Somehow he also found time to write books, including Walter Scott and Scotland (1981), John Galt (1985), Scotland in Europe: Dialogue with a Sceptical Friend (1992), Defoe in Edinburgh and Other Papers (1995); he edited Andrew Fletcher’s United and Separate Parliaments (1982), Scotland: A Concise Cultural History (1993) and Spirits of the Age: Scottish Self-Portraits (2005) . His autobiography, A Twentieth Century Life (2002) is required reading for anyone at all interested in modern Scotland.