| The Articles of Union with Scotland (of which these are the first
three pages) were negotiated by commissioners and subsequently agreed
on 22 July 1706. They were then approved by the Scottish Parliament
and laid before the House of Lords for approval on 28 January 1707
(New Style). An Act incorporating the articles was passed by the English
Parliament the following March, and the union of the two kingdoms
came into being in May 1707.
Articles I and II dealt with the union and confirmed the succession
of the House of Hanover. Article III established the Parliament
of Great Britain.
HLRO Main Papers (28 January 1707, New Style calendar)