Days of unrest in the Borders
Posted 30th April, 2018
From Medieval times to the reign of King James I in the 17th Century, there existed a vicious cycle of warfare, raiding and reprisal in the Scottish and English Borders.
Survival, therefore became the most important element in the Borderers uncertain life.
By the beginning of the 16th Century, raiding or reiving had become a way of life so when people built homes of great or small size, the emphasis was on security.