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The Candlemass Road Free download Ð 0 Download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ George MacDonald Fraser review The Candlemass Road To the young Lady Margaret Dacre raised in the rich security of ueen Elizabeth's court the Scottish border was. Completely different from any of the books I ve read in a long timeIt s hard to imagine that an author who passed away comparatively recently in 2008 could write a book like this one It takes place during the reign of ueen Elizabeth when apparently the area called the Border between England and Scotland was completely at the mercy of a wild bunch of outlaws who made their own law They also made their living by extorting protection money from the poorest of the poor the peasants who lived in pitiful cabins and were at the mercy of all the brigands who came along This story tells of one who defies a gang of these outlaws at the behest of Lady Margaret Dacre who has inherited a large property that contains the homes of the unfortunate peasants who live at the mercy of the outlaws as the government is unable to provide any protection It is written in a style that caused me to go back and reread sentences often in order to understand what was being said I believe that the author s intention was to write in authentic period style It was a well told story which I would recommend to anyone interested in a fictional account of the events on the Border during this time period

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The Candlemass Road Free download Ð 0 Download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ George MacDonald Fraser review The Candlemass Road A land of blood and brutal violence and her broad inheritance lay at the mercy of the outlaw riders and feuding. Ten years ago in the midst of some mad genealogical research I discovered some of my ancestors were of English stock and they came from the English Scottish border and the clan was reiversThis lead to a long spell of research and reading Among the books about reivers which I read and my spellchecker does not even recognize was The Steel Bonnets by George MacDonald FraserThis book The Candlemass Road is by Fraser A fictional account of a few days in the times when the reivers ruled I loved the book It was a very accurate account of what life was like in the days when both England and Scotland claimed the border country and neither of them really ruled it The result was about 300 years of feud raid killing and chaos Survival was the only law and outlaws in one county were law enforcement officials in anotherThis is a great story but is made into a slow read because the narrator a Catholic priest in a country where Catholicism is illegal does all the narrating in the language of the time Which adds some feel to the piece at the price of clarity It is damned hard to understand sometimesBut a great authentic read Reading The Steel Bonnets first is recommended

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The Candlemass Road Free download Ð 0 Download Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¼ George MacDonald Fraser review The Candlemass Road Tribes of England's last frontier This title presents a tale from the bestselling author of the Flashman Paper. This is a novel based in the same time and place as the Steel Bonnets also by George MacDonald Fraser Steel Bonnets is a history but Fraser is a novelist as well as an historian and it is no surprise that he would base a novel upon the research he did for the history Based on reviews I have read by others I suspect it helps to read Steel Bonnets first because it gives the reader a lot of context to understand the social and political pressures of the 16th century in the Debatable Lands

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Candlemass Road
  • George MacDonald Fraser
  • English
  • 02 August 2017
  • 9780006477204