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Maxton Met Isobel Gordon

Last evening, Maxton Met Isobel Gordon who gave a fascinating account of the intrigue, bargaining, hatred and downright bloodlust which was The Rough Wooing. She also put aside the romanticised view of The Border Reivers and painted them as they were - out for themselves at anyone else's cost. Very few of the nobility of any of the countries involved came out of the evening with much credit. If we think badly of some of today's politicians, we should have lived then.
Thanks to Isobel and to Keith, who assisted her, for a superb evening.

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Date: 09/01/2007