In this new section we are setting out those publications by renowned and eminent authors who have written and researched authoritative books on the Border Reivers and their history, and, of course, of the Borders Region itself.
These publications will give you a better understanding and appreciation of the region and of the life lived by our forebears and neighbours at a time of great turbulence.
John Sadler, Military Historian and well known writer on the Borders and Border Reivers has produced a new book published in November 2022 by Amberley Books.
The following authors and their publications can be found here
From the early fourteenth century to the end of the sixteenth, the Anglo-Scottish borderlands witnessed one of the most intense periods of warfare and disorder ever seen in modern Europe.
The Debatable Land was an independent territory which used to exist between Scotland and England. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James V.
The Battle of Flodden in 1513 was the largest battle ever to take place between England and Scotland. A key read for those interested in military history or the period in general.
The following authors and publications can be found through the web links as shown:
Border Fury provides a fascinating account of the period of Anglo-Scottish Border conflict from the Edwardian invasions of 1296 until the Union of the Crowns under James VI of Scotland, James I of England in 1603.
The borderers – people forged and hardened by endemic warfare over generations, whether by raids and skirmishes or set piece battles – are marked even today as a distinct group. For three savage centuries England and Scotland, both dynamic races, slogged it out upon this arena of nations. Scott might have reinvented the border as a sweep of chivalric romance, but the reality was very different.