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Posted By: GUEST,Allan Con
01-Aug-10 - 03:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Monarchy Obsolete in the UK?
"So, Guest Allan C, you maintain that the Act of Union was in no way consequential upon the Union of Crowns in 1603."

No I don't maintain that and never meant to suggest that. What I am saying is that the 1603 Act in itself did not create a new kingdom. What it created was a close relationship between two existing and seperate kingdoms who from that date shared a monarch. From that date James did envisage the creation of a single kingdom but that didn't come about until a century later when both the Scottish and English kingdoms were wound up and the new kingdom called Great Britain was created. The Union of the Crowns was a major step towards the creation of Great Britain but it wasn't in itself the creation of Great Britain. Likewise in modern times the SNP's official aim is to revoke the 1707 Act of Union which created Great Britain but not the 1603 union.