The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland: Comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied by Descriptions

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The work of the poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) frequently reflected his interest in Scottish history, and he is regarded as having written some of the most influential historical fiction of the nineteenth century. His literary works include the poem The Lady of the Lake and the novels Waverley and Ivanhoe. Originally published in two volumes in 1814–17, this one-volume reissue is a work of non-fiction that illuminates Border history as revealed through architecture and artefacts. Scott was not the...

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The work of the poet and novelist Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) frequently reflected his interest in Scottish history, and he is regarded as having written some of the most influential historical fiction of the nineteenth century. His literary works include the poem The Lady of the Lake and the novels Waverley and Ivanhoe. Originally published in two volumes in 1814–17, this one-volume reissue is a work of non-fiction that illuminates Border history as revealed through architecture and artefacts. Scott was not the sole author, but his substantial introduction sets the historical scene for the entries on various castles, churches and other historic structures on both sides of the border. Illustrative extracts of his poetry are also included, along with many detailed engravings of the evocative scenes and buildings described.

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Volume 1: Introduction; Morpeth Castle; Castle at Newcastle; Warkworth Castle; Warkworth Hermitage; Carlisle Cathedral; Carlisle Castle; Lanercost Priory; Bothwell Castle, Northumberland; Bamborough Castle; Wetherall Priory; Tynemouth Priory; Jedburgh Abbey; Newark Castle; Bothwell Castle, Clydesdale; Mitford Castle and Church; Holyrood Abbey; Naworth Castle; Prudhoe Castle; Kelso Abbey; Melrose Abbey; Hales Castle; Yanwath Hall; Branksome Castle; The Tower of Goldieland; Dunbar Castle; Hexham Abbey; Thirlwall Castle; Bywell Castle; Scaleby Castle; Aspatria Church; Wark Castle; Hawthornden; Monument at Bew Castle. Volume 2: Lindisfarne Abbey and Holy Island Castle; Smallholm Tower; Elibank Tower; Hermitage Castle; Percy's Cross; Dunfermling or Dunfermline Abbey; Stirling Castle; Abbey of Newminster; Traquair Castle; St Constantine's Cells; Dilston Castle; Garvald Tower; Hawick; Gilnockie Tower; Canoby Bridge; The Steel Hand and Arm, and the Horn of Carslogie; The Pennon of Sir Henry Percy, and the Banner of the Earl of Douglas; Appendix; Index.

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