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The upcoming Scottish vote for independence

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Queen’s University history expert Georgia Carley is available to comment on next week’s referendum for Scottish independence from a historical standpoint.

“The historical context for the Union of England and Scotland will come under scrutiny next week when Scotland votes to decide yes or no for their independence from England,” says Ms. Carley, a PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow in the Department of History. “Ever since the Treaty of Union in 1707, England and Scotland have been two nations joined as one. Their union emerged from overlapping, hierarchical and manipulated sovereign relationships, which now set the grounds for Scotland's quest for independence.”

Ms. Carley is able to comment on issues of historical context of the Union of England and Scotland and the nature of the relationship between two sovereign nations.

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