The History of Leith

October 15, 2006

A parcel of rogues unwrapped

JANUARY 1707. Opponents of the Treaty of Union with England – which had been under discussion, clause by painful clause, in the Scottish Parliament for several months – had a base for one last assault. Under Article 22, as a result of complicated calculations in which relative levels of taxable income outweighed population statistics, Scottish representation at Westminster would consist of a mere 45 MPs and 16 elected peers. The Duke of Hamilton, still the unofficial leader of opposition, went about rallying support for a ‘protest’. for more click here

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