The Borders by Alistair Moffat

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Book Reviews

This is the story of the border: a place of beginnings and endings, of differences and similarities. It is the story of England and Scotland, told not from the remoteness of London or Edinburgh or in the tired terms of national histories, but up close and personal, toe to toe and eyeball to eyeball across […]

The Candlemass Road by George MacDonald Fraser

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Book Reviews

George MacDonald Fraser uses his knowledge of the Border Reivers to create a number of enthralling novels set against the backdrop of the turbulent borders. To the young Lady Margaret Dacre, raised in the rich security of Queen Elizabeth’s court, the Scottish border was a land of blood and brutal violence, where raid and murder […]

Border Fury: England and Scotland at War 1296-1568

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Book Reviews

This books gives a useful insight in the wars that were crossing the borders that the Reiver families lived in. For three hundred years England and Scotland fought a bitter series of wars for territorial enlargement. Border Fury provides a fascinating account of the period of Anglo-Scottish Border conflict from the Edwardian invasions of 1296 […]

Exploring Border Reivers History by Philip Nixon

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Book Reviews

The Border Country has always been a wild area, both in landscape and in history. It has seen many years of war and turmoil, but is an area of great beauty and has the capacity to imprint its unique charisma on every visitor. It is a fascinating and romantic area and yet the stories of […]

A Short History of Scotland Free Audio Book

Sep 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Supporting information

A Short History of Scotland is a consise introduction to the history of Scotland from Roman times to the last Jacobite rebellion, written by the author of a much longer Scottish history. (Summary by Sibella Denton.) While the book is dated it will give a general background to the historical context that the reiving families found themselves in […]