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Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries: Security and Defence... in Anglo-Scottish Border Churches, 1296-1603. This text is about the fortified churches which form a feature of the borderlands between Scotland and England. Through these buildings the author draws a picture of the people and events which shaped this land, from the actions of government to events and incidents which shaped everyday lives.

Hadrians Wall Map
Hadrian's Wall
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St Cuthbert's Way Official Guide The official trail guide to St Cuthbert's Way. Visiting a number of places closely associated with the saint's life, this newly developed walk is full of historical interest and natural beauty. St Cuthbert is said to have started his ministry in Melrose in the Scottish Borders and finished in Holy Island, and today's pilgrims will link these places by a route which culminates in the Holy Island causeway at Beal.

Melrose Abbey

Melrose Abbey This is the first authoritative account of Scotland's most famous medieval monastery.

The Harvest of the Hills

The Harvest of the Hills: Rural Life in... Northern England and the Scottish Borders, 1400-1700. This illustrated environmental history of rural life in Northern England and the Scottish Borders in the late medieval and early modern periods explores the relationship between society and the environment - the ways in which humans responded to and used the environment in which they lived. The author uses the orders and bylaws made by manorial courts to build up a picture of how pastoral society in the Pennine, Lake District and Border hills husbanded the resources of the uplands. It offers an upland, pastoral paradigm of land use, the management of common land, and the transition from medieval to early-modern farming systems to balance the extensive literature on the agrarian history of the lowlands.

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