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A People’s History of Scotland: The Act of Union and the Jacobite Rebellion

On this episode of a People’s History of Scotland, Chris Bambery and Sara Bennett are joined by renowned Scottish historian Chris Whatley, to discuss the Act of Union, resistance to it, and the social forces that made up the Jacobite cause.

– Why did the act of Union happen? Who supported and who opposed it?
– What did it mean for the mass of ordinary people in Scotland – their rights and living standards?
– What were the Jacobites trying to achieve? From where did they draw support?

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