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Fyre and Sword – Music and Poetry

Fyre and Sword – Music and Poetry LAMENT OF THE BORDER WIDOW (Trad)   Linda Adams (vocal), Richard Evans (Scottish small pipes) It is no coincidence that the Reivers gave the word bereave to the…

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Introduction to Reivers video

Video introduction to the Border Reivers 1500-1670 for whom rustling, raiding and blood feuds were a way of family life in the border between Scotland and England.  So much murder that the child knows  she…

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Reiver clothing breastplate backsword

The Border Reiver of the Marches of England and Scotland in 1500 - 1670 was in a constant activity of blood feud, raiding, robbing rustling where defence was enhanced by armour and offence made better…

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Reiver weapons poleaxe glave battle axe

Poleaxe, battle axe and the glave are weapons used in the robbing, rustling, reiving raids of 1500 - 1700 in the Scottish English lawless border where border reivers would fight on either side with these…

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Reiver the wardens headman with swords

England and Scotland were two fiercely independent countries in 1500 - 1700 and the robbing, rustling and blood feuds in the lawless area between the countries was dealt with by creating March areas with a…

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Reiver Swords Video

Swords and techniques used in 1500 - 1600 in the English Scottish border raids, skirmishes and wars where Border Reivers fought each other and fought for and against either side.  A rapier, backsword made for…

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Reiver Foot Soldier Video

A Reiver foot soldier introduces himself Scotland and England were in conflict in the 16th & 17th century so border raids, skirmishes and wars were frequent in this lawless land.  Cattle rustling robbery and murder…

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