Skilled fighting men who lived along the border of Scotland
and England, the Border reivers made their living by
cattle rustling and blackmail. English when they wished
and Scottish when they pleased, they were ruled by no crown.
They owed allegiance only to their own surnames.
Who the Border Reivers
were and how they
came into being.
Get a glimpse into the makeup of a Border Reiver.
What would you wear if you lived in the 16th century.
Take a moment to
get to know who's who
on the Foster Family Tree.
Take a moment to get
to know who's who
on the Armstrong Family Tree.
A closer look at some of the main characters
A list of some Scot and Northumbrian words
Some examples of the kind of dwellings you might find a Border reiver inhabiting.
Though I use fictional locations for the most part, there are a few locations that actually did exist. Here's a peak at the real life locations.
There are a few characters mentioned who really did exist. Though their representation in the book is fictional, here is a bit about the real history of each of these characters.
Though the story is fictional, I do mention some events that actually did take place. This is just a little history on each of those events.
A map or two to help you navigate the Anglo - Scottish Borders of 1538 and give you an idea of where different locations from the novel are in respect to one another, as well as a virtual tour of what I imagine some locations might look like.
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