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Proclamation decree by Oliver Cromwell uniting Scotland and England into one Commonwealth
The first political union between Scotland and England under one single constitution. Established by Cromwell after defeat of Scottish Royalist armies, reversed after Restoration in 1659-60.

HMS Repulse
View of the midships area of the Royal Navy Renown-Class battlecruiser HMS Repulse in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co. shipyard, Clydebank showing the conning tower, funnels and the forecastle deck.

Forth Railway Bridge construction
The two men on the left and right of the photograph represent two piers; the stick between them represents the central girder; and the young man sitting in the middle represents the load being placed on the central girder (1885).

HMS Barham
View from off the bow of the port side of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during her sea trials on the Clyde Firth.

Park in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1905
Photograph of the park in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Glasgow Garden Festival Opening Ceremony 29 April 1988
Photograph of HRH Prince Charles and Malcolm Rifkind, then Secretary of State for Scotland, underneath an awning touring the Glasgow Garden Festival site during the official opening ceremony with a policeman and crowd looking on.

Death of King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden
Letter from Alexander Leslie to the Marquis of Hamilton, announcing the death at the battle of Lutzen of Gustavus Adolphus, King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden.

Workman with ladle at Carron Works, 20th century
Photograph of young workman handling ladle at Carron Works near Falkirk.

RMS Queen Elizabeth
View of construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.