From the 13th century to the middle of the 16th, outlaws and border lords reigned supreme on the contentious frontier between England and Scotland. Feud and terror, raid and reprisal, were the ordinary stuff of life, and power was held by the notorious border reivers: raiders and freebooters, plunderers and rustlers who robbed, murdered, and wreaked havoc. George MacDonald Fraser, author of the bestselling Flashman novels, takes us back through three centuries of conflict, showing how the frontier society was born and grew; how the region fitted into the diplomacy of the bordering nations; and how, with surprising suddenness, the world of the reivers disappeared. Fraser has crafted a fascinating work of serious history and scholarship thats as irresistibly compelling as any novel.
The book is in very good condition. Boards are clean, bright and undamaged. There is some foxing, mainly to page edges, but no other marks internally. A fold-out map of the Border Marches which is tipped in after the index, is in very good condition. The dustjacket is in good condition with signs of wear along the edges and folds. Some areas are slightly grubby, edges are rubbed and there are some short tears along the upper and lower edges (see photos). Not price clipped.