The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers
by George MacDonald Fraser

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"If Jesus Christ were amongst them, they would deceive him," it was said of the plunders, raiders, and outlaws who terrorized the Anglo-Scottish Border for over 300 years. Theirs is an almost forgotten chapter of British history, preserved largely in folktales and ballads. It is the story of the notorious raiding families--Armstrongs, Elliots, Grahams, Johnstones, Maxwells, Scotts, Kerrs, Nixons, and others--of the outlaw bands and broken men, and the fierce battles of English and Scottish armies across the Marches. The Steel Bonnets tells their true story in its historical context-- how the reivers ran their raids and operated their system of blackmail and terrorism, and how the March Wardens, enforcing the unique Border law, fought the great lawless community. A superb work of scholarship and a spellbinding narrative. George MacDonald Fraser is the celebrated author of the Flashman novels, The Candlemass Road, The Pyrates, and the Private McAuslan stories.

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Author: George MacDonald Fraser
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Manufacturer: Harpercollins Publishers
EAN: 9780002727464
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0002727463
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 404
Publication date: 1998-03-09
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)

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