Acts of Union and Disunion by Linda Colley

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The uk; nice Britain; the British Isles; the house international locations: this type of wealth of alternative names implies uncertainty and competition - and a capability to invent and alter. In a 12 months that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses a few of the forces that experience unified Britain within the past.

She examines the mythology of Britishness, and the way some distance - and why - it has pale. She discusses the Acts of Union with Wales, Scotland and eire, and their obstacles, whereas scrutinizing England's personal fractures. and he or she demonstrates how the united kingdom has been formed by means of flow: of British humans to different nations and continents, and of individuals, rules and impacts coming back from elsewhere.

As acts of union and disunion back turn into more and more proper to our day-by-day lives and politics, Colley considers how - if in any respect - the items can be prepare anew, and what this could mean.

Based on a 15-part BBC Radio four sequence.

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