The Birth Of Britain

A special broadcast on both Radio 4 and Radio Scotland.

Allan Little presents George Rosie's dramatised account of the wheeling and dealing which led to the Act of Union of 1707, which merged the parliaments of England and Scotland.

He's on the spot, with Daniel Defoe as his guide, and in a tale of spying, bribery, corruption, military threat, economic bullying, financial disaster, great optimism and fiercely argued negotiation, he overhears the deals done in London coffee houses and the spin doctoring in Edinburgh inns which resulted in the Union and the beginning of the country we now call Britain.

With John Sessions as Daniel Defoe.

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170720070401

A special broadcast on both Radio 4 and Radio Scotland.

Allan Little presents George Rosie's dramatised account of the wheeling and dealing which led to the Act of Union of 1707, which merged the parliaments of England and Scotland.

He's on the spot, with Daniel Defoe as his guide, and in a tale of spying, bribery, corruption, military threat, economic bullying, financial disaster, great optimism and fiercely argued negotiation, he overhears the deals done in London coffee houses and the spin doctoring in Edinburgh inns which resulted in the Union and the beginning of the country we now call Britain.

With John Sessions as Daniel Defoe.

170720070401

A special broadcast on both Radio 4 and Radio Scotland.

Allan Little presents George Rosie's dramatised account of the wheeling and dealing which led to the Act of Union of 1707, which merged the parliaments of England and Scotland.

He's on the spot, with Daniel Defoe as his guide, and in a tale of spying, bribery, corruption, military threat, economic bullying, financial disaster, great optimism and fiercely argued negotiation, he overhears the deals done in London coffee houses and the spin doctoring in Edinburgh inns which resulted in the Union and the beginning of the country we now call Britain.

With John Sessions as Daniel Defoe.