"A splendid book, both scholarly and readable, accurate and alive. Mr.Fraser has hitherto been known as a novelist. This is a book anyhistorian can envy."Hugh...Read More"A splendid book, both scholarly and readable, accurate and alive. Mr.Fraser has hitherto been known as a novelist. This is a book anyhistorian can envy."Hugh...Read Less
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All the romance of the Borders considered soberly in light of geographical and historical circumstances. The book drains out the 'fun' even though many anecdotes and ballad fragments remind one of the mythic elements that survive from this period. This is a serious book that dovetails nicely with "Albion's Seed" as a way of understanding the consequences of centuries of raiding and extortion and slaughter.
Aug 16, 2007
A great read!!
A fascinating and detailed account of the border area of Scotland and England, especially interesting to any of the descendants of those families. I thoroughly enjoyed it and intend to read it again.
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