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Renaissance, Reivers & The Reformation

Border Reivers

Border Reivers

The period of Scottish history in the three centuries before the Union of the Crowns in 1603 can be characterised locally by 'a deep rooted aversion to the English.' The whole length of the Anglo Scottish border stretching between the Tweed and the Solway was subjected to feuding and violence with frequent skirmishes and raiding parties by both sides. The usual activities were sheep and cattle stealing, fire raising and murder.

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