In the year that Scotland nearly broke away from the United Kingdom, Colley provided vital historical perspective. Her radio series and book Acts of Union and Disunion argued that Alex Salmond’s notion that Scotland was a “colony” of England was ahistorical, and that Britishness was as indigenous an expression of national feeling in Scotland as it is in England.
Acts of unions and disunions: an interview with Linda Colley
Jonathan Derbyshire interviews Colley about her latest book on the United Kingdom.
Scottish independence: Time for a UK constitution
Britain has gloried in being the world’s great exception—Colley asks whether this has been for too long?
Acts of Union, Acts of Disunion – review
Colin Kidd reviews Colley’s Acts of Union and Disunion.