Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Today is reckoned to be the tercentenary of the Act of Union of England and Scotland, though, as the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar occurred in 1752, I'm not sure of the exact significance of the date.
The event was later commemorated by Robert Burns in his poem "Parcel of Rogues"
We're bought and sold for English gold,
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation.
A list of the rogues and the gold they received can be found here
From the Earl of Marchmont, £1,104/17/7d, to My Lord Banff, £11/2/0d.

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