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From the 13th to the 16th centuries, outlaws reigned preferrred at the contentious frontier among England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal have been the normal stuff of life—and a fashion of survival. energy used to be held via the infamous border reivers (the “steel bonnets,” named for his or her flashy helmets), clan-loyal raiders, freebooters, plunderers, and rustlers who robbed and murdered within the identify of kin: the well-known clans—like Elliot, Armstrong, Charlton, and Robson—romanticized through Sir Walter Scott. They have been the final competitors to the Acts of Union of 1707, and fought fiercely and fancifully to the end.
In The metal Bonnets, George MacDonald Fraser, writer of the bestselling Flashman novels and himself a borderer, takes us again via 3 centuries of clash, telling the interesting and bloody tale of the reivers. He relates their upward thrust to strength as ferocious infantrymen on horseback, their very important roles within the battles at Flodden and Solway Moss, and their strangely surprising fall from grace. The metal Bonnets is an excellent paintings of significant historical past and scholarship that's as irresistibly compelling as any novel.
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