University of Glasgow
Title: The Anglo-Scottish Monetary Union (1604-1707)
James VI/I established a monetary union between his kingdoms of Scotland and England in 1604. Each kingdom was to produce interchangeable coins of the same standard, weight and comparative value. This arrangement, while undergoing significant development, remained in place until 1707. My PhD will study the history of this monetary union with the aim of determining how closely Scottish and English authorities cooperated to implement and uphold it and how effectively it was maintained throughout its existence. This will ultimately provide a new perspective on Anglo-Scottish relations and economic integration during the Union of the Crowns (1603-1707).