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The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers.

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Published by Barrie and Jenkins in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Borders Region (Scotland),
  • Scottish Borders (England and Scotland)
    • Subjects:
    • Border reivers,
    • Borders Region (Scotland) -- History,
    • Scottish Borders (England and Scotland) -- History

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA880.B72 F7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[11], 404 p., 21 plates (1 fold.).
      Number of Pages404
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5023755M
      ISBN 100214653080
      LC Control Number76880523

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The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers. by George MacDonald Fraser Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser is now in my top five history books of all time. A fascinating read which really dissects the subject at hand. Fraser was a Scottish Borderer who lived in Carlisle and it really comes across he has a real sense of the people, place and culture on both sides of the by:   The Steel Bonnets tells their true story in its historical context - how the reivers ran their raids and operated their system of blackmail and terrorism, and how the March Wardens, enforcing the unique Border law, fought the great lawless community.

4/5. The story of the Scottish "border ruffians" (inhabitants of the land between northern England and SW Scotland) is fascinating, and explains much about the character of those people (I married one of their descendants)/5().

This book describes the cultural scene of the Reivers and many of the highpoints of their activities and feuds. This boils down to a historical Wild West story, with steel helmets, lances, and matchlock guns rather than six shooters and cowboy hats/5().

In The Steel Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashman novels, and himself a borderer, tells the fascinating and bloody story of the reivers, their rise to power as ferocious soldiers of horse, and their surprisingly sudden fall from grace.4/4(8).

"A remarkably successful book on a fascinating subject, well organized and well written." Time's Literary Supplement From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal were the ordinary stuff of life and a way of survival.

Power was held by the notorious border reivers (the steel. The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers George MacDonald Fraser From the 13th century to the middle of the 16th, outlaws and “border lords” reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland.

The steel bonnets Hardcover – January 1, by George MacDonald Fraser (Author)/5(7). As should be expected from the author of Flashman, the Steel Bonnets is all about people who did what they wanted to, without caring about what others think.

In this deeply-drawn, emotional and fascinating look at a narrow strip of British soil, MacDonald Fraser describes the poverty and suffering that occurs when neighbours fail to get along/5(). The Steel Bonnets is a history book: a large, solid introduction to the Border reivers, and Anglo-Scottish history in specifically the 16th century.

Fraser covers almost all aspects of Border life, from everyday domestic life to the role of the people and the region in international politics. THE STEEL BONNETS: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers by Fraser, George MacDonald and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Steel Bonnets: the Story of the Anglo-scottish Border Reivers by Fraser, George Macdonald.

The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser is now in my top five history books of all time. A fascinating read which really dissects the subject at hand.

Fraser was a Scottish Borderer who lived in Carlisle and it really comes across he has a real sense of the people, place and culture on both sides of Reviews: The Steel Bonnets tells their true story in its historical context-- how the reivers ran their raids and operated their system of blackmail and terrorism, and how the March Wardens, enforcing the unique Border law, fought the great lawless community.

A superb work. In The Steel Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashman novels and himself a borderer, takes us back through three centuries of conflict, telling the fascinating and bloody story of the reivers.

He relates their rise to power as ferocious soldiers on horseback, their important roles in the battles at Flodden and Solway Released on: In The Steel Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashman novels, and himself a borderer, tells the fascinating and bloody story of the reivers, their rise to power as ferocious soldiers of horse, and their surprisingly sudden fall from grace.

(more)/5(7). The Steel Bonnets is the most entertaining yet informative serious works of history I have read. The story of the Anglo-Scots border is a complex and a bloody one. MacDonald Fraser manages to understand, without condoning, the hard men who fought and died, rode and raided across the border between the kingdoms of England and by: The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers Kindle Edition by George MacDonald Fraser (Author) › Visit Amazon's George MacDonald Fraser Page.

search results for this author. George MacDonald Fraser (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. out of 5 stars Reviews: In "The Steel Bonnets", accomplished journalist, novelist, and historian George MacDonald Fraser takes on the challenging task of making sense of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers, as these raiders were called.

Proof of his success may lie in the fact that "The Steel Bonnets" has never been out of print since first publication in /5. THE STEEL BONNETS by George MacDonald Fraser is a prodigious and esoteric historical narrative about the Anglo-Scottish border.

The time is the 16th century. The place and players are indicated by the book's subtitle, "The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers", reivers being /5(). The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers Paperback – 19 May by George MacDonald Fraser (Author) out of 5 stars ratings.

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George MacDonald Fraser, the author was an accomplished writer who had a real flair when it came to bringing to life characters from the past in an informative and realistic way. Editions for The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers: (Paperback published in ), (ebook published in.

Get this from a library. The steel bonnets. [George MacDonald Fraser] -- This book looks at the plunders, raiders, and outlaws who terrorized the Anglo-Scottish Border for over years. It is the story of the notorious raiding families--Armstrongs, Elliots, Grahams.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fraser, George MacDonald, Steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers.

In The Steel Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashman novels, and himself a borderer, tells the fascinating and bloody story of the reivers, their rise to power as ferocious soldiers of horse, and their surprisingly sudden fall from the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supreme on the /5(3).

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Get this from a library. The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish Border reivers. [George MacDonald Fraser] -- In the border lands between Scotland and England, Fraser roots his narrative of the long conflict between the two countries, focusing on border reivers -- "border lords"--Who reigned over the lands.

The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers By George MacDonald Fraser The Kerr, are shown their name has a Gaelic, orientation and. George MacDonald Fraser wrote The Candlemass Road after completing his research and writing The Steel Bonnets, his nonfiction account of the Anglo-Scottish border Lady Margaret Dacre was brought up in the genteel fashion at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.

When her father is murdered, she inherits his lands in the English West March and is plunged into a world where violence. The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers Barrie and Jenkins London Australian/Harvard Citation. Fraser, George MacDonald. The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers Barrie and Jenkins London.

Wikipedia Citation. The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers (Paperback) Average Rating: () out of 5 stars 3 ratings, based on 3 reviews George MacDonald Fraser/5(3).

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Power was held by the notorious border reivers (the "steel bonnets," named for their flashy helmets), who robbed and murdered in the name of family: the famous clans (or "grains")--like Elliot, Armstrong, Charlton, and Robson--romanticized by Sir Walter Scott. Border history may well have been dominated by the political struggle between England and Scotland, but it would be wrong to assume that the story of the Borderland was always a saga of Englishman against Scot and vice versa.

In Tudor and Elizabethan times the Anglo-Scottish Border counties, including Northumberland, were the home to the notorious Border Reivers, the lawless clans of the. Home; OUR SURNAMES/ORIGINS/PHOTOS. OUR ENGLISH & WELSH ORIGINS.

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The steel bonnets: the story of the Anglo-Scottish Border reivers. [George MacDonald Fraser]. Border reivers were raiders along the Anglo-Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century.

Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English people, and they raided the entire Border country without regard to their victims' nationality. Their heyday was in the last hundred years of their existence, during the time of the House of Stuart in the Kingdom of.

Shop for The Steel Bonnets: Story Of The Anglo-scottish Border Reivers. Starting from £ Choose from the 5 best options & compare live & historic book prices. A lot of better work has been done on the Anglo-Scottish border reivers like Macdonald Fraser's Steel Bonnets, Tough's Last Years of an Elizabethan Frontier, Watts on Northumberland and even Coulomb's thesis on The Debatable Lands.

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