The Tudor Legacy Still Besets Scotland- Time For Scots to Cast off the Yoke of History and Breath Again as a Free Nation

 

 

 

william-shakespeare-123456-2-638

 

 

 

This England (Shakespeare) 1603

“This royal throne of kings, this scept’red isle,

This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,

This other Eden, demi-paradise,

This fortress built by Nature for herself

Against infection and the hand of war,

This happy breed of men, this little world,

This precious stone set in a silver sea,

Which serves it in the office of a wall,

Or as a moat defensive to a house,

Against the envy of less happier lands ‘

 

 

shakespeare

 

 

 

The Man Who Shaped England’s View Of The World and The Englishman’s Place in It

It was 1603 and King James of Scotland had recently been crowned Monarch of England and Scotland. Shakespeare suitably inspired by events wrote his eulogy to his beloved isle which was and still is the atypical Englishman’s interpretation of the United Kingdom. The poem refers to the United Kingdom as: “This precious stone set in a silver sea”

It was this entity, this “United Kingdom”, resulting from the death of the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth (who had the rightful heir to the throne of England, her cousin Mary executed) that led to the betrayal of Scotland (104 years later) by a privileged elite. The political accommodation called Great Britain.

 

farthingale

 

 

 

Time passes. And 310 years later many hundreds of new nations and trading blocs have been formed, some from political expediency, but the vast bulk through the will of their people.

The people of Scotland are legally sovereign and they have, (for the last 50 years) expressed the view (through ballot box, at each General Election) that they no longer wish to have their future negotiated by English Tory politicians. But change has been denied Scotland due to a corrupt political set-up, put in place by the much maligned 1707 Treaty of Union. But Scot’s now wish “to be a nation again” and this should not be denied them.

All Scottish based political parties (perhaps with the exception of the Tories) should support the independence referendum motion presently being debated in Holyrood

 

 

e719cf7870c8385091846ca55a982b5d

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “The Tudor Legacy Still Besets Scotland- Time For Scots to Cast off the Yoke of History and Breath Again as a Free Nation”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s