Scotland

Here you can download the chapter on Scotland from Wilf’s book Nowhere to Lay Our Head. There may have been minor edits and updates since its original publication.

SCOTLAND AND NEW LABOUR’S EXIT (PDF file – 27 pages, 229 KB)

Contents:
RULING SCOTLAND FROM LONDON
CELTIC RESISTANCE
ENGLISH IMPERIALISM AND THE HYBRID SCOTS
A HYBRID SCOTS FEUDALISM
WALLACE AND BRUCE
EXPANSIONARY SCOTS FEUDALISM
SCOTTISH POPULAR RESISTANCE UNDER FEUDALISM
PATRONAGE AND FACTIONS: AN AULD SCOTS TRADITION
SCOTTISH CHURCH: IDEOLOGISTS OF INDEPENDENCE?
THE LATE SCOTTISH REFORMATION
THE PROTESTANT COUP AGAINST ABSOLUTISM
POPULAR PRESBYTERIANISM
A BRIEF SCOTTISH ABSOLUTISM – JAMES VI AND CHARLES I
INCOMPLETE REVOLUTIONS
TOO MANY FALKIRKS AND NOT ENOUGH BANNOCKBURNS
A JUNIOR ROLE WITHIN THE IMPERIAL COALITION
BEFORE AND AFTER THE ’45
SCOTTISH LIBERAL UNIONISM AND ECONOMY
SCOTS WORKING CLASS: McBUTSKELLISM AND NEW LABOUR
THE RISE OF THE SNP: 1974 – 2009
PRECIOUS FEW OPTIONS
EXIT MUSIC?