Exploring History in the Scottish Borders

Exploring History in the Scottish Borders

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The Scottish border is steeped in history. "Exploring History in the Scottish Borders" provides an overview of the history of this turbulent area. This didn't produce Robin Hood characters, it produced a tough and often violent people, the border reivers. In the 16th century the Scottish borderland made the American wild west of the 19th century look like a kindergarten. But its past has also left its mark in splendid castles, beautiful ruined abbeys, and a depth of history few other areas can match. From the time of the Romans the borderland was the crossroads between the north and south of Britain. The often fraught relationship between England and Scotland left its mark on the area and the people. This book tells the story of the of the English/Scottish borderland from the time of the Romans, through the Scottish wars of independence, the turbulent 16th century and Henry VIII's "rough wooing," up until the reopening of part of the Waverley Line by Queen Elizabeth in 2015. Illustrated by many full colour photographs, Exploring History in the Scottish Borders provides an overview of Border history, and a guide to key historical sites in the borderland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 5mm | 204g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1514766876
  • 9781514766873