Hatfields and McCoys


The Hatfield Clan

 

Hadiran’s Wall

 

Border Reivers

 

 

I will wait until I can watch all three episodes at once.  As much play as this famous American feud in the Appalachians gets, the roots go back to the EnglishScots border between 1200 and 1600.  Read the book by George MacDonald Fraser, The Border Reivers.  These were warring clans on both sides of the border.  Nationality didn’t matter.  Hadrians Wall, or what’s left of it was not THAT much of a barrier.

It’s peaceful along that border now.  The major fighters were deported, first to Northern Ireland, then in the 18th Century to the Appalachian borders.

The feuds along the Anglo-Scottish border lasted centuries.

 

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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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