Border Reivers: Outlaws on the Edge


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Are the Scottish Borders a rebel stronghold? Join Annie and Jenny as they examine the often-overlooked stories of the Border Reivers: the families of raiding, plundering, land-burning, outlaws.

Jenny explores her ancestry roots in the Scottish Borders, to discover she comes from a family of bloodthirsty brigands. We look at Border clans, curses and, calamities as we unpick the ballad of Johnnie Armstrong.

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Alistair Moffat, The Reivers, Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2008.

‘Johnny Armstrong’ broadside ballad, National Library of Scotland Collections:

John Veitch, The Tweed, and Other Poems, James MacLehose, Glasgow, 1875.

Katherine Anne Groundwater, The Middle March of the Scottish Borders, 1573 to 1625, University of Edinburgh:

‘The Ballad Poetry of Scotland,’ Alloa Advertiser, Feb 1879.

Claire Etty, Tudor Revolution? Royal control of the Anglo-Scottish border, 1483-1530, Durham University:

Walter Scott, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, James Ballantyne, Kelso, 1802.

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