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GUEST,Reinhard Origins: Barring of the Door (37) RE: Origins: Barring of the Door 13 Aug 14

The Fyre & Sworde notes say on the Border Reivers: "Their legacy in the Borders lies in the ballads, words in the English language such as 'bereave' and 'blackmail' (greenmail was the proper rent you paid, blackmail was 'protection money'), and the fortified dwellings called pele towers and lesser buildings called bastles."

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