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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 Warden who delivered their own version of righting wrongs – though sometimes the Warden became a robbing reiver with murderous “justice”.  The Warden’s headman here explains his work and shows how he would have to defend himself in these troubled times. 

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