Rose Cottage Publications
I have always had a love of British history.
From the Roman Invasion of our little Isle to the devastating conflict of the Civil War when father fought son to rid our land of absolute monarchy or bolster its dated virtues, to the fruitless attempts of the Stuarts to re-establish themselves on the English throne, I have been captivated by the characters and events.
History can be a most pleasant journey where colour and sound, smell and atmosphere abound. I have loved it all. Love it yet.
I had never heard of the Border Reivers until shortly after my move to the north and now bless the day that I took up sticks, somewhat hesitantly I must add, and arrived in this beautiful place. I have a great affection for the history of the Border now, have avidly read all I can lay my hands on and visited over 600 battle field sites, reiver towers and bastles.