Strongholds of the Border Reivers by Keith Durham
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Strongholds of the Border Reivers
By Keith Durham

Strongholds of the Border Reivers

Fortifications of the Anglo-Scottish Border 1296-1603

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Strongholds of the Border Reivers by Keith Durham

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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781846031977
ISBN-10: 1846031974
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 183mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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