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A BRITISH FRONTIER? Lairds and Gentlemen in the Eastern Borders, 1540-1603
Maureen M. Meikle

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Subject: History
Royal octavo
Illustrated: b/w section
ISBN: 1 86232 261 9
Paperback 20

 Throws new light on border life in the run up to the Union of the Crowns
 A micro-history of a landed society

This book is not intended as a study of Border administration, reiving and military activities. It is a thematic, comparative micro-history of landed society along part of a political frontier, encompassing important decades leading up to the Union of the Crowns in 1603. The focus will be on the social structures of landed communities on both sides of the border, their politics, wealth, education and culture, the effects of the Reformations in both countries, their disorder and cross-border relations. This approach will, it is hoped, revise previously held opinion about this frontier.

Maureen Meikle is Senior Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sunderland.