University of St Andrews - Auld Acts given new byte

May 22, 2008

Fuel shortages, arguments over tolls to cross the Firth of Forth, binge drinking, the credit crunch and the sensitive subject of MPs' expenses - Scottish politicians were debating them all in the 13th century, historians at the University of St Andrews have revealed. They have created a fully searchable digital database of the Scottish Parliament from its first surviving Act in 1235 to its dissolution in 1707 through the Act of Union.

See www.rps.ac.uk.

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