The Border Reivers cover
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From the 13th century until early in the 17th century, the Border Marches of England and Scotland were torn by a vicious and almost continuous cycle of raid, reprisal and blood feud. The Border Reiver was a professional cattle thief, a guerilla soldier skilled at raiding, tracking and ambush, and a well organized "gangster." Including eight superb full page color plates by Angus McBride, as well as numerous other illustrations, this text by Keith Durham explores the colorful history of these remarkable people.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Border · 'Arrayed in a Most Warlike manner' · 'Strenghes' and 'Bastells' · 'Spears, Northern on Horseback' · 'To Chastise Those Borders': 1603 · The End of the Reiver · The Plates

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Published Mar 13 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855324176
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 279
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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