Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland? Video of the History Scotland lecture, 24 April 2018

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A debate between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?'

Developed in association with the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture, The History Scotland Lectures is an ongoing series that consists of two public talks each year, free of charge and open to all, offering insights from leading experts into the latest research on a huge range of topics.

The inaugural entry in The History Scotland Lectures was a debate between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’. Professors Whatley and Pittock are two of Scotland’s leading experts on the18th century, and during the debate they discussed the nature of Jacobitism and the movement’s thinking on Scotland and Britain.

 

Details of the next History Scotland lecture here.

NB: During the Q&A, it was implied that the 1701 Act of Succession was repealed by David Cameron’s government. This is incorrect; all that has changed is that British monarchs can now marry a Catholic.