Posts Tagged ‘ the border ’

Book Reviews

Feb 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Sections

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 […]



Effectiveness of Robert Carey’s Rule

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Lead-article, Reiver Information

In this chapter Sir Robert Carey’s Middle March Wardenship of 1598-1603 will be examined, in an attempt to assess the effectiveness of his rule. This will be achieved by looking at the main events which occurred during his time as Warden, and then relating Carey’s actions to the laws covered in the previous chapter. When […]



The Laws of the Marches

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Law and order, Reiver Information

This chapter will now outline the laws by which Sir Robert Carey would rule, and then say something of the Commission of 1597.1 It is hoped that this chapter will provide an understanding of the laws of the Borders, and that the Commission of 1597 will show the problems the Border faced at the time […]