Chancellor George Osborne teased the SNP as he announced that millions of pounds will be put towards commemorating the anniversaries of the battles of Agincourt and Waterloo.
He revealed that £1 million each will spent on marking 600 years passing since the 1415 Henry V led English victory over France at the Battle of Agincourt, and Napoleon’s loss in 1815.
Announcing the plans in his budget, Mr Osborne referred to Shakespeare celebrating the Agincourt win as a “victory secured by a ‘band of brothers’”.
He continued: “It is also when a strong leader defeated an ill-judged alliance between the champion of a united Europe and a renegade force of Scottish nationalists.
“So it is well worth the £1 million we will provide to celebrate it.”