The Illustrated Border Ballads: The Anglo-Scottish Frontier
These Border ballads have long been the neglected heritage of that historic frontier between England and Scotland from which they sprang. However often they are quoted in history books and tourist guides, there has been no anthology of the balladry of the border published for many years and yet the ballads remain a vivid and vital source of historical record for the raidin...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 28th 2000 by University of Texas Press
(first published 1990)
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John Marsden is the author of a number of books on the early history of Scotland and Northumbria, including Somerled and Galloglas. In recent years he has made his home in the Western Isles of Scotland.More about John Marsden...