Daniel Defoe is one of the best known of the very early English novelists. Naturally, his Robinson Crusoe is considered to be one of the most compelling and enduring works of all time.
      [ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEFOE_DANIEL] – Very first paragraph of article

But what’s even more startling is the fact that current thought suggests that Mr. Defoe also should now be duly credited for having made major contributions aimed, or directed at the establishment of a unified Great Britain, then to have consisted of an essential merger between Scotland and England (with Wales under English dominion at the time). Such entity is not to be confused with the later founded United Kingdom which annexed Ireland, as well.
      [ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEFOE_DANIEL] –Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 Section

In stark contrast to the notoriety and huge success accorded Robinson Crusoe, the following book presented here entitled, The History of the Union of Great Britain, today exists mostly in a state of utter abscurity. It's no wonder since original editions have been next to impossible to obtain. And yet this book, more than any other, personally attests (by none other than Daniel Defoe himself) that he, in fact did conduct such undertakings so as to substantiate that he was a main proponent towards galvanizing a larger unified country arrangement.

Factors presented in his treatise date back well into the third quarter of the seventeenth century, well before the 1707 merger, where detailed daily logs were afforded. For example, page 21 of A GENERAL HISTORY of UNIONS in GREAT BRITAIN (ref. Contents below) addresses the following:

     1) A Transcript of the Treaty in 1670 (Wednesday the 14 of September 1670)
     2) At Someset House                        (Saturday the 17 day of September 1670)



THE HISTORY
OF THE
UNION
OF
GREAT BRITAIN


Edinburg, 1709 – Daniel Defoe




Contents:

1. To the Queen (A Dedication).......................................................................................................... Signed DANIEL DEFOE
2. The Preface......................................................................................................................................... Unsigned
3. To His Grace JAMES; Duke of Queensberry and Dover.......................................................... Signed D. DE FOE
4. A GENERAL HISTORY of UNIONS in GREAT BRITAIN................................................. Pp. 1-31
5. Of AFFAIRS in BOTH KINGDOMS, Introduction of A TREATY of UNION................. Pp. 32-60
6. Of the Last TREATY, Properly called THE UNION............................................................... Pp. 1-116
7. Of the Carrying-on of the TREATY in SCOTLAND................................................................ Pp. 1-76
8. An ABSTRACT of the PROCEEDINGS on the TREATY of UNION,.............................. Pp. 1-273
9. ERRATA........................................................................................................................................... Pg. 1
10. APPENDIX (Part I)...................................................................................................................... Pp. A1-38
11. APPENDIX (Part II).................................................................................................................... Pp. A1-131















































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