Last edited by Vukasa
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | History

6 edition of Steel Bonnets found in the catalog.

Steel Bonnets

The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers

by George MacDonald Fraser

  • 212 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Harpercollins Pub Ltd .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7256424M
ISBN 100002727463
ISBN 109780002727464

Research and analytics cookies These Steel Bonnets book help us understand user behavior within our services. The Nicknamer : See below. The Rustler : Pretty much every clan it seems. He relates their rise to power as ferocious soldiers on horseback, their important roles in the battles at Flodden and Solway Moss, and their surprisingly sudden fall from grace. He introduces the various clans and families that dominate the region, and the various customs, traditions, and expectations of the Border-folk. I can't understand the high price tag, for what it is?

Much of reiver history has to do with their constant raids on each other, and Fraser Steel Bonnets book this subject in painstaking detail. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. A stylish case and high price won't make it taste good. This latter point is exacerbated by the general structure of the book, which goes into detail about how raids were fought and how the land was governed before even providing a narrative of key events.

Crapsack World : The Borders. The politics of the 16th Century also saw the borders getting caught in the middle. Steel Bonnets book Curse : The "Greit Cursing" pronounced on the Borders by the archbishop of Glasgow is entirely in local dialect, and is four pages long. Family feuds were more important than the England vs. He describes the landscape in such detail that you know he spent extensive time travelling the region and learning it's history in person, which lends the overall narrative an air of authenticity that just makes the book that much better. In practice, the fierce rivalry between the royal courts of London and Edinburgh which had caused much of the problem in the first place meant that the Wardens were often used as pawns in their power struggles, undermining the very purpose of the Warden system.


Share this book
You might also like
control method for bilateral teleoperating systems.

control method for bilateral teleoperating systems.

Math to Know

Math to Know

A Christian view of spirituality.

A Christian view of spirituality.

Ludlow typefaces

Ludlow typefaces

Amateurs

Amateurs

Hopwood Hall College

Hopwood Hall College

HONG KONG STUDY NO.23

HONG KONG STUDY NO.23

science of athletics.

science of athletics.

Animation in twelve hard lessons

Animation in twelve hard lessons

South Carolina silversmiths, 1690-1860

South Carolina silversmiths, 1690-1860

Chesapeake Bay Soups

Chesapeake Bay Soups

Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald Fraser Download PDF Ebook

Fraser covers almost all aspects of Border life, from everyday domestic life to the role of the people and the region in international politics. A lovely dram, and the bottle is stunning.

I was not impressed. That information will be held by us in accordance with our Steel Bonnets book Policy although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional Steel Bonnets book marketing purposes.

Research and analytics cookies These cookies help us understand user behavior within our services. This is, quite frankly, one of the worst books I have ever read.

Oop North : And yes, it was pretty grim. Gave it for a gift Steel Bonnets book my father in law loved it! Wretched Hive : The Steel Bonnets book was under the complete control of feuding crime families; what else was it going to be? Does the author have so many relatives? Please click here for more details.

Endless citing of English and Scottish village names, multiple variations of spellings and name forms, many times for the same person, illegible maps and a complete lack of any semblance of organization leaves me mystified how on earth this book has garnered so many positive ratings.

Much of reiver history has to do with their constant raids on each other, and Fraser covers this subject in painstaking detail. Steel Helmets is no less detailed or information-packed but much better as a bedtime read.

You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future. The Steel Bonnets is a broad survey of the Border reivers: "the tribal leaders from their towers, the broken men and outlaws of the mosses, the ordinary peasant of the valley" who plundered, robbed, and destroyed each other's lands back and forth across the Anglo-Scottish border.

The politics of the 16th Century also saw the borders getting caught in the middle. Well, it's sort of where my people are from. If they set off within a couple of hours, it was a "hot trod", if they set off within a week, it was a "cold trod".

Many of the names and familial ties of the clans are hard to untangle in a footnote, Fraser laments the 'heart-breaking complexities' of the Border relationships, "fit only for the computer" pg.It's been gathering dust on my bookshelf for years, but finally, I sat down and read The Steel Bonnets, which tells the story of the border reivers that dominated the border between England and Scotland for centuries- their peculiar, rough and tumble way of life reached it's peak in the 16th Century before being swept aside by the forces of political unification that united the two kingdoms.

Jul 17,  · The Steel Bonnets is a superb work of serious history and scholarship that is as irresistibly compelling as any novel. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination /5(4).

Get this from a library!

[PDF.45ue] The Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo

The steel Steel Bonnets book the story of the Anglo-Scottish border reivers. [George MacDonald Fraser].Online shopping pdf a great selection at Books Store. By George MacDonald Fraser - The Steel Bonnets: Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers (New Ed).Aug 22,  · The steel bonnets.

by George MacDonald Fraser. Publication date Topics Borders Region (Scotland) -- History, Scottish Borders (England and Scotland) -- History Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive magicechomusic.com: Jul 17, ebook 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.

show more4/5().

Steel Bonnets: The Story of the Anglo