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    Female correspondence and Early Modern Scottish political history: a case study of the Anglo-Scottish Union

    Carr, Rosalind (2011) Female correspondence and Early Modern Scottish political history: a case study of the Anglo-Scottish Union. Historical Reflections 37 (2), pp. 39-57. ISSN 0315-7997.

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    Abstract

    This article examines the political engagement of three Scottish women—Anne Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton; Katherine Hamilton, Duchess of Atholl; and Katherine Skene, Lady Murray—during the negotiations that led to the 1707 Anglo-Scottish Union. The letters of these women reveal an active female involvement in Scottish politics during the pivotal debates over Union with England. They also serve to demonstrate the importance of family-based power among the landed elites in early modern Scottish politics. Challenging the continued absence of women from early modern Scottish political histories, this article argues that women, exemplied by the three discussed here, must be incorporated into political history if we want to fully understand the history of the Scottish nation.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Anglo-Scottish Union, Eighteenth Century, Anne Hamilton, Duchess of Hamilton, Katherine Hamilton, Duchess of Atholl, politics, Scotland, Katherine Skene, Lady Murray, women
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Rosalind Carr
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 13:00
    Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 13:00
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/46991

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