Strongholds of the Border Reivers
Fortifications of the Anglo-Scottish Border 1296-1603
By (author) Keith Durham
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Strongholds of the Border Reivers by Keith Durham
Book DescriptionIn the year 1296, Edward I of England launched a series of vicious raids across the Anglo-Scottish Border in his attempt to annexe Scotland. The Scots retaliated and the two countries were plunged into 300 years of war in which the Borderland became the frontline and raiding, or "reiving," encouraged by both sides, became a way of life. Keith Durham examines the Border fortresses, ranging from small, well-defended castles to imposing tower houses, or "peles," and a variety of fortified farmhouses known as "bastles." He also investigates the many churches that were strengthened against attack and in times of trouble served as sanctuaries for their congregations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846031977
(248mm x 183mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Keith Durham
Vikings, Hardback (September 2016)
Bursting with full color illustrations, this is a handy, complete guide to the Vikings, from the lives they led at home to their voyages of plunder across Europe and into America.
Border Reiver 1513-1603, Paperback (March 2011)
Stretching from the North Sea to the Solway Firth, the Border region has a sharply diverse landscape and was a battleground for over 300 years as the English and Scottish monarchs encouraged their subjects to conduct raids across their respective borders. This title details how this land influenced the Borderer's way of life in times of war.
Border Reivers, Paperback (March 1995)» View all books by Keith Durham
Describes the uniforms, insignia, weaponry, campaigns and military practices of the border reivers, the guerrilla soldiers who ran wild in the Marches of England and Scotland between the 13th and 17th centuries, and who for a while produced the best cavalry of their time.
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Author Biography - Keith Durham
Keith Durham is the author of Men-at-Arms 279: The Border Reivers. He is also a skilled and respected sculptor of historical miniatures and has produced master figures for a number of companies including Poste Militaire. He has had a lifelong interest in the Vikings and their ships. The author lives in Northumberland, UK.
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