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From Covenanting Revolution to Jacobite Rebellion: Scottish Politics, 1638-1747 (SCHI10077)


History - Scottish History





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Visiting students must have completed at least 3 History courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum academic entry requirements does NOT guarantee admission. **Please note that 3rd year History courses have extremely limited spaces available, and are very popular, so students cannot be guaranteed a space in any 3rd year History course.** These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the History department directly to request additional spaces.

Course Summary

This course explores the revolutions, reforms and political upheavals of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Scotland. As well as examining the main events from the Covenanting revolution of 1638-41 to the Jacobite rising of 1745, the course pays particular attention to political culture and forms of popular participation in politics.

Course Description

This course explores the turbulent events and important transformations in Scottish politics from the Covenanting revolution of 1638-41 to the Jacobite rising of 1745. Building on pre-honours courses in Scottish and British history, the course charts the main developments in political life, examining periods of rapid state-building and intense religious controversy, as well as such decisive turning points as the union of 1707. The course begins chronologically, discussing the period's successive revolutions and settlements. It then focuses on political culture and popular participation in politics, drawing on evidence from across the period to examine key themes.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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