The 1745 Rebellion: Jacobites and Scotland

What is it about Scotland that has stirred the imagination for centuries? Aside from spectacular geography, one word answers this question, “heritage.” The struggles of Scotland may be largely understood as an endeavor to preserve a culture and people that resonate with valiant and independent principles. In this sense, Scotland embodies the highest ideals of…

Sir Robert Walpole: A New Executive

If ever a glorious concept of government arose from a scandalous politician, Sir Robert’s Walpole’s career would fit the description.  Walpole politically defined the executive for the rest of the Western World to follow.  On the surface of it, Walpole did little to advance liberty through his policy, but his political organization did much to…