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The Union of 1707

Timeline

1567-1625

REIGN OF JAMES VI AND I

1603

Union of the Crowns

1689-1702

REIGN OF WILLIAM III

1689

Glorious Revolution

1692

Massacre of Glencoe

1695-1700

Darien Scheme

1701

Act of Settlement

1702-1714

REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE

1703

Act anent Peace and War

1704

Act of Security

1705

Alien Act
'Worcester' Affair

1706-1707

Lead up to the Union of the Parliaments

16 April 1706

First meeting of the Commissioners charged with securing the Union

22 July 1706

Articles of Union agreed and presented to Queen Anne, bearing the signatures of the English and Scottish Commissioners

3 Oct 1706

Scottish Parliament opened

8 Oct 1706-16 Jan 1707

Scottish Parliament debated the Treaty of Union article by article
They were ratified with only minor changes

16 Jan 1707

Act for Securing the Protestant Religion and Presbyterian Church Government

Final vote passed the Treaty of Union in the Scottish Parliament
[110 for; 67 against; 46 absent or abstained]

4 Mar 1707

Act of Union passed by both Parliaments

6 Mar 1707

The Act received royal assent before the English Parliament

7 Mar 1707

Queen Anne ordered an official copy of the English Act to be sent to Scotland. This is the exemplification of the Act of Union, illustrated with a portrait of the Queen.

19 Mar 1707

Act ratified

25 Mar 1707

Scottish Parliament met for the last time

28 April 1707

Royal Proclamation dissolved the Scottish Parliament

1 May 1707

Act of Union came into effect

23 Oct 1707

First formal meeting of the Parliament of Great Britain in London. The Speaker was elected.

6 Nov 1707

Queen's Speech at the opening of the first parliamentary session followed by the Commons' Address and subsequent debate. Scottish MPs received with good will from English MPs

11 Dec 1707

Parliament debated a series of resolutions to make the Union more complete. Debates also going on in the House of Lords.

1708

Jacobite rebellion

1713

Vote in Parliament to abandon the Union just defeated

1714-1727

REIGN OF GEORGE I

1715

Jacobite rebellion

 

 

 
 
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