Posts Tagged ‘ the borders ’

Tales of Derwentdale by J W Fawcett

Jul 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Supporting information

The Tales of Derwentdale by J W Fawcett was published in 1902 and is a collection of stories 1st published in the Consett Guardian in 1901.  The book is clearly the inspiration behind a folk album by John Thorpe and the Michael Kelly which shares the same name and gives verse to many of the […]

Sir Robert Carey

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Reiver Information

Part II – Sir Robert CareyBefore looking at the powers and effectiveness of Sir Robert Carey, his background and personality will be examined. The reason for looking at Carey’s character is that no matter what laws there were, the effectiveness of his rule cannot be examined without assessing whether he himself was capable of being […]

An introduction to the Border Reivers

Feb 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Sections, Reiver Information

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.