>>71419 Relatively speaking nothing was really revolutionary or groundbreaking. I mean guess the Stuarts are important for making parliament stronger than the king in England but that because of their acts as English monarchs.
Read somewhere that a medieval King of Scotland put two babies in the care of a deaf woman on an island to see if they would grow up speaking ancient hebrew (as if all men were descended from Adam, knowledge of Ancient Hebrew would be innate)...
When they were 5 they came out (obviously) only able to make unintelligible noises. Opinion was divided as to whether the experiment was successful as they didn't know what ancient hebrew sounded like.
>>71004 >hometown isn't on this map >literally the 7th most populous settlement in Scotland
But no, >>71258 has done a pretty good summary of our history. The English thought Scotland were theirs. We didn't. After all, England had a track record of claiming shit that wasn't theirs (see: France). Best thing there was the battle of Bannockburn showing how effective actually training your pikemen is.
>>71595 I take it you're mostly referring to Adam Smith? A lot of his stuff is pretty exaggerated case studies, but it was new stuff at the time to go against the mercantilist policies that had worked well for the large European nations of the time. I've heard that David Hume's stuff is slightly more refined, but I haven't read anything of his.
>>71637>>72833 Regardless of which it was, wouldn't that not work anyway, even from a Biblical perspective, since that whole Tower of Babel thing where God specifically broke up people into different languages?
Was the King trying to find a loophole in that or something?
It was sort of a halfway point, they were in a personal union although the crown in England had much more influence than in Scotland which was effectively controlled by a group of bishops.
That set-up was irritating for England but the bishops didn't want to give up their power so England banned Scotland from the colonies, cutting off their primary income source, and forcing them into the acts of union
>>71258 >implying Scots weren't forced into Darien because England enacted a trade embargo on them despite having the same head of state >implying Darien wasn't just an excuse used by a minority of Scottish lords to curry favour with George I >implying George I hadn't been trying to dissolve the Scottish parliament since the early 1690s
its shite being scottish, we're the lowest of the low!
Scots history can be fantastic. there's only one important problem with scottish history. All the fucking American tourists who are convinced they're descended from William Wallace / Mary Queen of Scots / Bonnie Prince Charlie. (delete as applicable)
I know people who work in Stirling castle. apparently they get a "I'm descended from..." at least once, every single day.
a low life expectancy only means that there is high infant mortality, if a bunch of people die before five it obviously drags the life expectancy down. If you make it to six you can expect to live until 60-70
>>71637 Reminds me of an incident cited by my high school psychology teacher as one of the first psychological experiments:
Some king in the Fertile Crescent or thereabouts was certain that his people were the first and best. He figures, if that's true, a kid would innately know their particular language without being taught anything.
So he takes a baby from some lady and pretty much sticks it in a shed for a few years, sending someone to occasionally feed the kid.
So a few years pass by and they drag this kid out. They try to talk to him and the kid says "bread" in the language of the neighboring state.
The king is massively embarrassed and discounts the whole thing while basically faced with the thought that the neighboring culture is in fact the One True Culture, while odds are some peasants from the town over happened to find and feed some bread to this poor kid they found in the king's shed.
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