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Let's Pretend

Bitterly divided by politics and religion for centuries, this is the infamous story of how Scotland and England came together in 1707 to form Great Britain. Over time the Union matured into one of the longest in European history, but it very nearly ended in divorce.

Exploiting the Union's unpopularity, the exiled Stuarts staged several comebacks, selling themselves as a credible and liberal alternative to the Hanoverian regime. Neil Oliver reveals just how close they came to succeeding.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Sat 6 Jul 2013 10:00
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterNeil Oliver
DirectorTim Niel
ProducerTim Niel
Series ProducerRichard Downes
Executive ProducerNeil McDonald