The Border Reivers

The Border Reivers

Men-at-Arms 279
  • Author: Keith Durham
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: MAA 279
  • Publication Date: 13 Mar 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855324176
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

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 organised 'gangster'. Including eight superb full page colour plates by Angus McBride, as well as numerous other illustrations, this text by Keith Durham explores the colourful history of these remarkable people.

Biographical Note

Keith Durham is from the Borders himself and has written a number of books and articles on the subject of the Reivers. He is also a skilled and respected figure sculptor who has produced models for a number of companies including Border Miniatures.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.


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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