The Debatable Land
The Debatable Land was an independent territory on the Anglo-Scottish border. At the height of its notoriety, it was the bloodiest region in Great Britain, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and James V. After the Union of the Crowns, most of its population was slaughtered or deported and it became the last part of the country to be brought under the control of the state.
Graham Robb takes us to the present day, when contemporary nationalism and political turmoil threaten to unsettle the cross-border community once more.
Graham Robb is an acclaimed historian and biographer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has won the Whitbread Biography Prize and the Heinemann Award for Victor Hugo, as well as the Ondaatje Prize and Duff Cooper Prize for The Discovery of France. He lives on the Anglo-Scottish border, in the Debatable Land.