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The Price of Scotland: Darien, Union and the Wealth of Nations

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FORMAT: Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781913025595
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 320
PUBLICATION DATE: May 15, 2020

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The Price of Scotland: Darien, Union and the Wealth of Nations

By (author) Douglas Watt

The Price of Scotland covers a well-known episode in Scottish history, the ill-fated Darien Scheme. It recounts for the first time in almost forty years, the history of the Company of Scotland, looking at previously unexamined evidence and considering the failure in light of the Company’s financial records.Douglas Watt offers the reader a new way of looking at this key moment in history, from the attempt to raise capital in London in 1695 through to the shareholder bail-out as part of the Treaty of Union in 1707. With the tercentenary of the Union in May 2007, The Price of Scotland provides a timely reassessment of this national disaster.

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