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 please, they were ruled by no crown. 

They owed allegiance only to their own families. 

Thunder on the more up close

HISTORY OF THE BORDER REIVERS

HISTORY OF THE BORDER REIVERS

HISTORY OF THE BORDER REIVERS

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Who the Border Reivers 

were and how they 

came into being.

THE BORDER REIVER

HISTORY OF THE BORDER REIVERS

HISTORY OF THE BORDER REIVERS

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Get a glimpse into the makeup of a Border Reiver.

HOW THEY DRESSES

HISTORY OF THE BORDER REIVERS

HOW THEY DRESSES

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What would you wear if you lived in the 16th century.

FAMILY TREES

THE CHARACTERS

HOW THEY DRESSES

Photo by Johann Siemens on Unsplash

Take a moment to see

who's who on the Armstrong and Foster Family Trees.

THE CHARACTERS

THE CHARACTERS

THE CHARACTERS

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A closer look as some of the main characters

GLOSSARY

THE CHARACTERS

THE CHARACTERS

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A list of some Scots and Northumbrian words

WHERE THEY LIVED

CHARACTERS THAT EXISTED

LOCATIONS OF NOTE

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Some examples of the kind of dwellings you might find a Border reiver inhabiting.

LOCATIONS OF NOTE

CHARACTERS THAT EXISTED

LOCATIONS OF NOTE

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Though I use fictional locations for the most part, there are a few locations that actually do exist. Here's a peak at the real life locations.

CHARACTERS THAT EXISTED

CHARACTERS THAT EXISTED

CHARACTERS THAT EXISTED

Johnny Armstrong painting in 1886 by Henry Hetherington Emmerson =  Laing Art Gallery Newcastle.

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.

CHARACTERS THAT EXISTED

 

 

 

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