The Steel Bonnets

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From the 13th to the 16th century the border between England and Scotland was dominated by feuding warlords, rustlers and plunderers known as reivers. Here the acclaimed author of the Flashman series combines his novelistic skills with painstaking scholarship to weave a vivid narrative from centuries of internecine warfare, charting the impact of the 'steel bonnets' - so named for their helmets - on tense Anglo-Scots relations, and explaining their sudden disappearance after 1707.

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The Steel Bonnets

The Steel Bonnets

The Story of the Anglo-Scottish Border Reivers

Paperback432pp Illustrated

9781632204561     Product Code: 224846

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From the 13th to the 16th century the border between England and Scotland was dominated by feuding warlords, rustlers and plunderers known as reivers. Here the acclaimed author of the Flashman series combines his novelistic skills with painstaking scholarship to weave a vivid narrative from centuries of internecine warfare, charting the impact of the 'steel bonnets' - so named for their helmets - on tense Anglo-Scots relations, and explaining their sudden disappearance after 1707.

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