The May issue of the British monthly magazine Majesty (Vol. 35, No. 5) has gone on sale in Britain and will soon also be on sale in major European cities and North America, and this month I write about the union of crowns between Norway and Sweden, which lasted from 1814 to 1905.
The article is occasioned by the bicentenary of Norway's independence and the upcoming Scottish referendum about whether to become an independent state in a monarchical union with Britain, which is fairly similar to arrangement Norway entered into with Sweden after achieveing independence in 1814. Perhaps there may be some lessons to learn for the Scots from the Swedish-Norwegian union?