Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara speak about son River for first time in op-ed about families separated at US border Sarah Young @sarah_j_young Tuesday 03 November 2020 09:38 Rugby and football are still, of course, popular sports in the Border country today. Join York-based poet Robert Powell as he launches his new pamphlet Notes From A Border River . 300 years Scottish and English borderers endured In the Borders, robbers who were caught in the act of stealing were ‘caught red-hand’ and often executed on the spot. For Fears may well have been justified for one Newcastle man writing of the Tynedale and Redesdale folk in 1649 records that: “They come down from their dales into the low countries and carry away horses and cattle so cunningly that it will be hard for any to get them or their cattle except that they be acquainted with some master thief, who for safety money may help them to their stolen goods, or deceive them.”. It concerns the border between England and Scotland, a frontier lacking law and order. Let me count the ways, A taste of the Deep South in South Shields, Happy Halloween : Tales of Witches, Warlocks, Mummies and Severed Heads, Mary Ann Cotton : Victorian serial-killer, Presidents, Prime Ministers, people of power (and their links to North East England), Review: Martha, Live Theatre, Saturday 08/10/2016. Let us know what you think in the comments below. As one successive generation of reiving families followed  Learn more about the history of the border reivers. responsible for the lawlessness but not the cause of it. hope that you enjoy your visit to the Borders, virtual or otherwise, and It was the enforcement of paying in goods of a higher value that came to be known as ‘black mail’ (black rent). In Tudor times ‘mail’ was an old word for ‘tax’ or ‘rent’ in the Border Country and farmers in the region often paid rent to their landlords in the form of silver money which was known as ‘White Mail’. Rent Border River (1954) film for FREE as part of our trial offer. The story of the Reivers dates from the 14th century and continued into the late 17th century. I digged a grave and I laid him in, In those days football probably had very few rules and resembled rugby as much it did association football. Sometimes however, the ballads could be of a rather sad and pitiful nature, like the `Border Widow’s Lament’, a tune best sung to the accompaniment of the Northumbrian Pipes; My love he built me a bonny bower, A member of the Ridley clan had his throat cut and a Robson was killed. And covered him with grass sae green. The clans and families of the Borders were able to endure the struggle We want to hear your thoughts, comments and opinions on the Border Esk, River Eden salmon and sea trout assessments and proposed new regulations. raiding and theft, living in constant THE BORDER REIVERS WEBSITE Riding by moonlight....... F or 300 years Scottish and English borderers endured violence and treachery, murder and arson, raiding and theft, living in constant Many of the Border Ballads still survive today, due to the avid collecting of the famous Border poet, Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), himself the descendant of a famous border clan. Show more Show less At the Texas border during the Civil Warf General Eduardo Calleja, the ruler of a Mexican free zone called Zona Libre, watches with his girl friend, Carmelita Carias, as Confederate Jim Lake (Joel McCrea) struggles to escape policemen by crossing the Rio Grande. Over time the term blackmail developed into a term for different kinds of bribery. Sometimes however, the ballads coul… Since that my lovely knight was slain. No living man I’ll love again In reality the Border Reivers formed a distinct group with few links to the Scottish Highland tribes to the far north. The phrase is sometimes associated with Northern Ireland and the flag of Ulster features a red hand but the phrase was imported there from Scotland. It is, perhaps, the story of your ancestors. The Robsons were so angry that they returned to Liddesdale in another raid, where they caught seven members of the Graham family and hung them until they were dead. This is the most comprehensive list available of families and clans associated with both sides of the Border during reiving times, but it does not claim to be complete. A brawer bower why ye ne’er did see Shatt al-Arab (River of the Arabs): Iraq and Iran This page was last edited on 9 January 2021, at 15:41 (UTC). Reprinted. In 1790 a great football match took place between the the men of Tynedale and Redesdale at Kielder Castle. Why we are consulting Previous time-limited regulations for salmon and sea trout fishing on the Border Esk, River Eden and the Solway Firth expired in November 2017 and in the context of declining stocks these need to be replaced. I sewed his sheet marking my name Indeed it was a common occurrence for English families to side with Scottish families in border feuds, especially as some of the reiver surnames, like Armstrong, Hall and Graham were to be found on both sides of the border. Than my true love he built for me. And whiles I pray and whiles I sat Some well-known footballers of more recent times like Ashington’s famous footballing sons (Jack Charlton, Bobby Charlton and Jackie Milburn) may be descended from the Milburns and Charltons who once inhabited North Tynedale, where they lived in close proximity to the Dodds and Robsons. Border River Angling by LAWRIE, William and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Unlike most of the famous clans of the Scottish Highlands, they all lack that Celtic element ‘mac’, (the Gaelic word meaning ‘son of’), which occurs in names like McDonald and McDougal. is probably no region other than the Anglo-Scottish Borderlands which can UK's tough new border rules come into force 18 Jan 2021 , 5:00pm Rainforest frogs have evolved to wave instead of croak to attract females as waterfalls are too loud There are related clues (shown belowRecent usage in crossword puzzles: Pat Sajak Code Letter - Dec. 13, 2017 USA Today Rivers, becks, burns and linns : What’s in a (North East) Place-Name? also to our web site. George M Trevelyan the great British historian, (a Northumbrian) superbly summed up the nature of the Border Reivers and their ballads when he wrote; “They were cruel,coarse savages, slaying each other like the beasts of the forest; and yet they were also poets who could express in the grand style the inexorable fate of the individual man and woman, the infinite pity for all cruel things which they none the less inflicted upon one another. Feuds were often fought and raids were made, not in the name of England or Scotland, but in the names of Armstrong, Robson, Charlton, Elliott or Dodd, or in the names of other Border surnames, that are still common in the region today. When I laid the clay on his yellow hair In Tudor and Elizabethan times the Anglo-Scottish Border counties, including Northumberland, were the home to the notorious Border Reivers, the lawless clans of the border valleys, where a lifestyle of raiding and marauding was the only way to survive. Together these families were known as the four graynes or clans of North Tynedale. 1959. And browt the kin that very night, He slew my Knight and stole his yield, In 1599 a six-a-side football match involving the Armstrongs at Bewcastle (just over in Cumbria) was interrupted by an enemy raid. There There came a man by middle day They were both the inflicted and the inflictors. The Union of the Crowns in 1603 largely brought about an end to Border Reiving activity, though mosstroopers and horse thieves were still active in the borders throughout the seventeenth century. Buy Border River on DVD with FREE delivery from - See our full range of other DVD titles. When I turned about and went away It was It therefore seems probable that the Border Reivers on both sides of the border were largely and at least in lingusitic terms Anglo-Saxon by origin with a bit of Norse and Celtic thrown in. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? Some emigrated to Australia and America and of course the first man on the moon was an Armstrong, descended from the Border Reivers of that name. How do I love beer? We Charlton, Milburn and Robson are famous footballing names of the 20th Century and it is worth noting that football was a very popular sport among the reivers in early times. Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English people, and they raided the entire Border country without regard to their victims' nationality. or The Milburns were perhaps the least known of the four but played their part in many a border raid often siding with the Charltons and Dodds on their regular forays into Scotland. “Our village is literally on the border; the River Wye runs through it. The boy was rescued from the river, which separates the US-Mexico border, on Friday. the people of that region,  and Poster Print. The ‘freebooting’ Borderers who roamed the Border in Tudor times loved football and matches were played with great vigour, violence and enthusiasm. claim such a protracted period of constant violence and unrest. 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