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Elsdon Tower, Northumberland, England

Tonight, I am providing information on Elsdon Tower, one of the finest examples in the Scottish Borders of a medieval Tower House and one of the best preserved historic buildings in Northumberland, northern England.

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Ettleton Cemetery, Newcastleton, Scottish Borders.

This evening, I am posting information on Ettleton Cemetery near Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders region.

This burial place is of importance to persons wishing to connect with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular.

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Johnnie Armstrong Memorial, Carlenrig, Scottish Borders

This evening, I am again focusing on the lawless Scottish Borders region during the 16th century. This was a time when the region was dominated by powerful families including Armstrongs, Maxwells, Scotts and many more who supplemented their income by raiding ¬†each other and the English to the south. These activities were known as ‘reiving’ a Scots word meaning raiding.

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