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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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Description

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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
March 5th, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.), maps
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Pages
64
Series
Dimensions
183x248x7
ISBN-13
9781846031977
Product ID
2377506

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