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The Lion and the Unicorn
What England Has Meant to Scotland

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ISBN 9781032079202
August 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
186 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1935 and authored by a supporter of Scottish Nationalism, this book ascribes many of Scotland’s misfortunes in history to the sectarian wars and those of Edward I, as well as the havoc wrought by the Industrial Revolution and the decay of Scotland’s successive cultures. Reduced to political impotence by the early 20th Century and severed from that contact with Europe which fostered its early culture, the author feels its national life dwindled. Many of the themes surrounding Scottish identity and independence are once again part of today’s political debate.

Table of Contents

1. Prelude in the First Person Singular 2. Roundabout and Swings 3. The Kirk of Scotland 4. The Dark Ages 5. Addenda and Corrigenda 6. The Question of Culture 7. Bibulous Interlude 8. To-Day and To-Morrow 9. The Tentative Conclusion.

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Eric Linklater