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To convey my impressions whilst wandering about Scotland. Companion site to www.loveofscotland.com.
"I am the Husband and the whole Isle is my lawfull Wife; I hope therefore no man will be so unreasonable as to think that I that am a Christian King under the Gospel should be a polygamist and husband to two wives."But the English Parliament saw no advantage in union. The attitude had not changed even a century later. "He who marries a beggar," said Edward Seymour MP of Scotland in 1700, "can only expect a louse for her portion." However a brief window of opportunity opened when England involved itself in a continental war in 1701. Scots had been wanting trade, and now England wanted security. Thus, through mutual expediency, Scotland and England were dissolved - and a new state formed, Great Britain.