Making the Treaty
The succession crisis and the breakdown in relations between Scotland and England brought matters to a head. Union was recognised, although by many reluctantly, as a means of keeping the peace between the two countries. With the threat of a separate Scotland acting as a back door into England for France, opinion in Westminster was more favourable than in the past. Queen Anne and her government acted to deal with the situation. Negotiations began in September 1705.
Timeline of events leading up to the Union of 1707.