This is a very scholarly book and exceptionally well written.
It's clear, though, that he finds their adventurousness and style endearing and fascinating; and he writes about them so well that you are likely to feel the same way.
He also includes detailed history of the various reivers families - a fascinating read for those who family roots are in the Border.
My only disappoinment was in the fact that I thought the book would have a jacket.Published 10 days ago by George B. Graham
Not a Flashman tale but a serious look at border troubles. I really don't know why I waited so long to read this book, a fan of GMF's fictionalized histories since a teenager,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by kiore
Excellent. If you are like history and Scottish Border History this is the book to read. I found it a very easy read.Published 3 months ago by unknown
This was not an easy read but well worth it. Fraser brought the people of the Border to life. I found myself shaking my head in amazement as I read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Nanellen
Fast 5 read. British history of the border limited from about Edward the Hammer to James I of England. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harry A. Pierce
My husband wanted this book, well written and interesting...history about the Scottish clans and the English Reivers.Published 3 months ago by Kathleen M. Valant
Fraser's book sets the standard in the field. His exhaustive research, exquisite style of writing, and thorough coverage of the topic will make "The Steel Bonnets" the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rick L Sherrod
George MacDonald Fraser, best known for the Flashman Papers, shows he can write conventional history just as well. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Sirin
This is an awesome book and I couldn't put it down and was sad when it came to an end.
George MacDonald Fraser was an awesome author . . . Read more