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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 Warrior title will detail how this narrow strip of land influenced the Borderer's way of life in times of war. Covering every aspect of militant life, from the choice of weapons and armor to the building of fortified houses, this book gives the readers a ...
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Border Reiver 1513-1603

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Overview

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 Warrior title will detail how this narrow strip of land influenced the Borderer's way of life in times of war. Covering every aspect of militant life, from the choice of weapons and armor to the building of fortified houses, this book gives the readers a chance to understand what it must have been like to live life in a late-medieval war zone.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780966434
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Series: Warrior , #154
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,356,123
  • File size: 13 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Keith Durham lives in Northumberland and 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.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chronology 8

Life on the Border Marches 9

Crime and Retribution 14

'The Great Theeves'

'Men of Esteem' - The March Wardens

Appearance and Equipment 28

On Campaign 30

Belief and Belonging 43

Experience of Battle 50

After The Battle 58

The Legacy of the Border Reiver 60

Further Reading 63

Index 64

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