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Lecture - Oh, Brave New World? The Union of England and Scotland in 1603 by Dr Jenny Wormald, St Hilda's College, Oxford
start date 2003-03-24
finishing date 2003-03-24
title Lecture - Oh, Brave New World? The Union of England and Scotland in 1603 by Dr Jenny Wormald, St Hilda's College, Oxford
details 24 March 1603 witnessed a stunning event: James VI became James VI and I. So the British Isles were at last united, under a king with the wrong nationality, the wrong accent, the wrong experience of kingship. Thus the English saw it. The Scots rejoiced - until they realised the level of English hostility to union, and began to worry about neglect. So those people who inhabited the ‘brave new world’ were timorous rather than courageous; and opportunities to make ‘Britain’ a major European power were missed. Who the leading players were, how they coped with the unpalatable challenge created in 1603, and why the ramshackle union survived, are the themes of this lecture.
organisation Joint British Academy / Royal Society of Edinburgh Special Lecture
time 5:30pm
venue British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, Telephone: 020 7969 5246
URL http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/index.html

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