By Linda Colley
The uk; nice Britain; the British Isles; the house international locations: this sort of wealth of other names implies uncertainty and competition - and a capability to invent and alter. In a yr that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses a few of the forces that experience unified Britain within the past.
She examines the mythology of Britishness, and the way a long way - and why - it has pale. She discusses the Acts of Union with Wales, Scotland and eire, and their barriers, whereas scrutinizing England's personal fractures. and she or he demonstrates how the united kingdom has been formed by way of move: of British humans to different nations and continents, and of individuals, rules and impacts strolling back from elsewhere.
As acts of union and disunion back develop into more and more appropriate to our day-by-day lives and politics, Colley considers how - if in any respect - the items can be prepare anew, and what this would mean.
Based on a 15-part BBC Radio four sequence.
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