There are not many books that focus solely on the the History of the Borders and the Reivers in particular. However, there are some classic texts which any Reiver enthusiast or researchers should read. Unfortunately, many of the books that form the core of this sites content are not easily available beyond university libraries or […]
This is our cool new feature – the photo history tour. Take a pictorial tour of the borders and their history. To see individual entries in this section chose an entry from the list below.
The geography of the Borders between England and Scotland is dominated by the bleak rolling hills of the Cheviots. The immediate surrounding area is varied though often no less bleak in its appearance. Consisting of salt marshes, flowing rivers, such as the Tyne, and rocky outcrops, to the flat planes of Solway Moss. It is a land that under normal circumstances would produce a hard resilient people. From the thirteenth through to the early seventeenth century, this geography may have hardened the people, but the politics of the two countries honed this toughness to a fine edge.