Scottish County Government in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Ann E Whetstone

1st Edition

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket: Near Fine. 1981. John Donald Publishers. 1st Edition.

the peculiar relationship between England and Scotland after 1707 presents many difficulties to historians for although in theory the two countries were partners there never was a political Great Britain, no has their been a political British history. The relationship was not one of equality, but neither was it a case of total subjection of Scotland to England. Though English influence over Scottish development increased, Scotland maintained institutions which differed greatly from those in England.

This book examines, for the first time, the Scottish post-union political and administrative history though the study of Scottish county government which reveals a much different approach to English county government which lasted much longer than previously expected and shows Scotland was development was much in advance of the English.

The Scots were often allowed their own solutions to their own particular problems. A balance of duties between the four distinct branches of this governance was achieved. This book explains that this balance was and how and why it was achieved.