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From the 13th to the 16th centuries, outlaws reigned ultimate at the contentious frontier among England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal have been the standard stuff of life—and a fashion of survival. energy was once held by means of 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 relations: the well-known clans—like Elliot, Armstrong, Charlton, and Robson—romanticized by way of 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 attention-grabbing and bloody tale of the reivers. He relates their upward push to energy as ferocious squaddies 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 a wonderful paintings of significant heritage and scholarship that's as irresistibly compelling as any novel.
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