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Border Raids and Reivers
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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
(first published October 15th 2008)
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Given that this book was published in 1910, it stands the test of time fairly well. A fairly short, concise history of a very interesting, complex period. Borland tries to portray the amusing side of the Border Reivers, but whilst he succeeds in providing numerous anecdotes and quirky stories which amuse, I feel the book lacks depth and he never really more than scrapes the surface of the topic at hand. He also portrays an unfortunate bias to the Scottish Reivers throughout the book, portraying ...more