3 edition of The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers found in the catalog.
Published 1989-03-09 by in England .
|Author||by George MacDonald Fraser.|
|The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers|
|Number of Pages||428|
From the thirteenth to the sixteenth centuries, outlaws reigned supremeon the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud andterror, raid and reprisal, were the ordinary stuff of life-and a way ofsurvival. Power was held by the notorious border reivers (the ''steelbonnets,'' named for their flashy helmets), who robbed and murdered inthe name of family: the famous clans (or ''grains'')-like Elliot,Armstrong, Charlton, and Robson-romanticized by Sir Walter Scott. In TheSteel Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashmannovels, and himself a borderer, tells the fascinating and bloody storyof the reivers, their rise to power as ferocious soldiers of horse, andtheir surprisingly sudden fall from grace.
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