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1707: Bravehearts and Bankers

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30 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 05 April 2007

The Act of Union between England and Scotland in 1707 provided opportunities for Scots to become key players in the nascent British Empire, which brought wealth to Scotland and power to many Scots. Is there a link between the end of Empire and the resurgence of Scottish nationalism? Dr Richard Weight examines the relationship between patriotism and economics.

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