“a mad cargo of bonnets and bibles”

With the focus on the 300th anniversary of the 1707 Act of Union in the forthcoming Scottish parliamentary elections in particular there have been a couple of interesting articles on the mis-adventure in Panama and the economic situation which precipitated that Act. In Sunday’s Observer, Ruaridh Nicoll gave a particularly persuasive reading of that mis-adventure.

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  • Concerned Loyalist

    The 1800 Act of Union between Ireland and Great Britain was even more important this side of the Irish Sea and something I am eternally grateful for. Although I doubt very much with my lifestyle of doing things in excess and enjoying myself too much that I’ll live to see the 300th Anniversary of it in 2100…I would be 115 then!

  • Dec

    Although I doubt very much with my lifestyle of doing things in excess and enjoying myself too much that I’ll live to see the 300th Anniversary of it in 2100…I would be 115 then!

    Your incisive commentary will be missed by future generations.