The Steel Bonnets

The Steel Bonnets is a 1971 historical non-fiction book by George MacDonald Fraser about the Border Reivers.[1][2]

The Steel Bonnets
AuthorGeorge MacDonald Fraser
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Fraser researched the book with his wife.[3] It concentrates mainly on the 16th century, and seeks to de-glamourise the period in some ways.[4]


  1. Reynolds, Stanley (4 January 2008). "George MacDonald Fraser". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. "BORDERERS RUSTLE AMONG THE PAPERBACKS". The Canberra Times. 26 July 1974. p. 9. Retrieved 18 December 2013 via National Library of Australia.
  3. George MacDonald Fraser, The Light's On at Signpost, HarperCollins 2002 p304-307
  4. The age of the Borderers. Hugh Trevor-Roper. The Sunday Times (London, England), Sunday, October 31, 1971; pg. 41; Issue 7743.
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