A well-written and substantial contribution to our understanding of early modern Scotland. SCOTTISH STUDIES NEWSLETTERWill be of interest not just for scholars of the region, but for those interested in kinship and feuding, the development of governance in Scotland, and Anglo-Scottish relations under James VI and I. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY JOURNAL This book is a window into the ways that the monarch, government and local power brokers were able to create stability. It reconsiders Borders history from a Scottish perspective, while forming a crucial piece of the scholarship on Britishness. HISTORY SCOTLAND Should be read by those interested in the history of borderlands. NORTHERN HISTORY This careful analysis is an indispensible addition to 17th-century Scottish, Stuart and British history. Essential. CHOICE A valuable contribution to the history of the Scottish state. INNES REVIEW Well researched, well written and contains a lot of new information for any who are interested in Borders history. SOUTHERN REPORTER
About the Author
Anna Groundwater lectures in British and Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh..