The Debatable Land The Lost World Between Scotland And England

Author by : Graham Robb
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Description : Best-selling author Graham Robb finds that the 2,000-year-old map of Ptolemy unlocks a central mystery of British history. Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a lonely house on the very edge of England, near the banks of a river that once marked the southern boundary of the legendary Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land served as a buffer between Scotland and England. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, it has vanished from the map and its boundaries are matters of myth and generational memories. Under the spell of a powerful curiosity, Robb began a journey—on foot, by bicycle, and into the past—that would uncover lost towns and roads, and unlock more than one discovery of major historical significance. These personal and scholarly adventures reveal a tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land takes us from a time when neither England nor Scotland existed to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more. With his customary charm, wit, and literary grace, Graham Robb proves the Debatable Land to be a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.


The Debatable Land Between This World And The Next

Author by : Robert Dale Owen
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The Historians History Of The World Scotland Ireland England Since 1792

Author by : Henry Smith Williams
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The Scotswoman At Home And Abroad

Author by : Dorothy McMillan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Assoc Scottish Literary Studies
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Description : Practical or whimsical, written for pleasure or profit, the extracts in this remarkable anthology provide a vivid cross-section of half of Scotland's culture from 17001900. Using texts that have fallen out of print, as well as previously unpublished material, the collection gives a bold new voice to issues of class, gender, and society.


A History Of Scotland From The Roman Occupation

Author by : Andrew Lang
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ams Pr Inc
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The National Encyclop Dia Libr Ed

Author by : National cyclopaedia
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Georgia Bealls And Their Kinfolks

Author by : Bertie Lillian Beall Cummins
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The Border Magazine

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Collier S Encyclopedia

Author by : Frank Webster Price
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Collier S Encyclopedia With Bibliography And Index

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