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Act of Union

Until 1707AD England and Scotland were separate kingdoms, though since 1603AD ruled by the same monarch. For example King James II ruled England as James II and Scotland as James VII. When this law was passed by both Parliaments the political systems joined - though the Scottish numbers were reduced. In other matters, (religion and legal), Scotland remains separate from England.

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