Prince Heathen
Prince Heathen is Child ballad 104, existing in several variants. The ballad tells the story of a woman held captive by a prince, forcing her to have his child.
The heroine—Margery May or Margaret...
Kirchberg convent
The Kirchberg convent (also the Monastery Kirchberg) is a monastery located in Sulz am Neckar in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. The monastery is considered to be one of the most historically important ...
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Lord Warden of the Marches
The Lord Warden of the Marches was an office in the governments of Scotland and England. The holders were responsible for the security of the border between the two nations, and often took part in mil...
Livonian Crusade
The Livonian Crusade refers to the German and Danish conquest of medieval Livonia, the territory constituting modern Latvia and Estonia, during the Northern Crusades. The lands on the eastern shores o...
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Jock the Leg and the Merry Merchant
Jock the Leg and the Merry Merchant is Child ballad 282. The ballad tells of a merchant who defends himself from a thief. The story is similar to those of Robin Hood, except that the merchant does not...
Lochmaben Stone
The Lochmaben Stone (grid reference NY 3123 6600) is a megalith standing in a field, nearly a mile west of the Sark mouth on the Solway Firth, three hundred yards or so above high water mark on the fa...
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Rietberg
Rietberg is a town in the district of Gütersloh in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located approximately 10 km south of Gütersloh and 25 km north-west of Paderborn in the...
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Chronicle of Henry of Livonia
The Livonian Chronicle of Henry (Latin: Heinrici Cronicon Lyvoniae) or Henry's chronicle of Livonia is a document in Latin describing historic events in Livonia (roughly corresponding to today's i...
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Lord Randall
"Lord Randall", or "Lord Randal", (Roud 10, Child 12) is an Anglo-Scottish border ballad consisting of dialogue between a young Lord and his mother. Through the mother's inquiry, it is gradually revea...
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Volkwin
Volkwin (Middle High German: Volkewîn), also known as Folkwin, Volquin, and Wolquin, was the Master (Herrmeister) of the Livonian Brothers of the Sword from 1209 to 1236. Schenk is sometimes appended...
Young Johnstone
Young Johnstone is Child ballad 88, a border ballad that exists in several variants. The ballad tells the story of a woman killed either by her brother or lover, depending on the variant.
Several ...
Carter Bar
2°28′41″W / 55.354°N 2.478°W / 55.354; -2.478The Carter Bar is the point at which the A68 crosses the England–Scotland border and forms a pass located at the top of Redesdale ...
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Gutenzell Abbey
Gutenzell Abbey (German: Reichsabtei Gutenzell) was a Cistercian nunnery in the municipality of Gutenzell-Hürbel in the district of Biberach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.The origins of the monaster...
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Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian's Wall (Latin: Vallum Aelium) was a defensive fortification in the Roman province of Britannia, begun in AD 122 during the rule of emperor Hadrian. In addition to its military role, gates ...
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River Tweed
The River Tweed, or Tweed Water, (Scottish Gaelic: Abhainn Thuaidh, Scots: Watter o Tweid) is a river 97 miles (156 km) long that flows east across the Border region in Scotland and north...
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Bells Linn
Bells Linn is a waterfall on the border of England and Scotland.
Solway Firth
The Solway Firth (Scottish Gaelic: Tràchd Romhra) is a firth that forms part of the border between England and Scotland, between Cumbria (including the Solway Plain) and Dumfries and Galloway. It ...
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Otto von Lutterberg
Otto von Lutterberg (died 16 February 1270) was the Ordensmeister of the Livonian Order of the Teutonic Knights from 1266 to 1270, and was in command of the Livonian Order in 1268 when the Knights wer...
River Sark
Disambiguation: for other meanings, please see Sark (disambiguation)The River Sark or Sark Water is a river best known for forming part of the western border between Scotland and England. Most of its ...
The Young Earl of Essex's Victory over the Emperor of Germany
The Young Earl of Essex’s Victory Over the Emperor of Germany is Child Ballad 288. With variations, the main story tells of an earl who goes to sea and confronts the German ships. The earl defeats th...
Kershope Burn
2°49′01″W / 55.133°N 2.817°W / 55.133; -2.817Kershope Burn is a minor river running in its entirety along the border between England and Scotland.The river rises, as Clark's S...
Caledonian Main Line
The Caledonian Railway Main Line connected Glasgow and Edinburgh with Carlisle, via Carstairs and Beattock.It was opened in 1847 by the Caledonian Railway. The approach to Glasgow used railways alread...
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Cheviot Hills
2°09′07″W / 55.478°N 2.152°W / 55.478; -2.152The Cheviot Hills is a range of rolling hills straddling the Anglo-Scottish border between Northumberland and the Scottish Borders...
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Liddel Water
Liddel Water is a river running through southern Scotland and northern England, for much of its course forming the border between the two countries, and was formerly one of the boundaries of the Debat...
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Sremska Kamenica
Sremska Kamenica (Cyrillic: Сремска Каменица, [sreɛ̂ːmskaː kâmenit͡sa]) is a town and urban neighborhood of Novi Sad, in Serbia.
In Serbian, the town is known as Sremska Kamenica (Сремска Камениц...
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Captain Ward and the Rainbow
Captain Ward and the Rainbow, or Ward the Pirate, is Child ballad 287. It recounts a tale of the pirate Captain Ward, likely Jack Ward.
The king sends a ship, the Rainbow, after Captain Ward. In ...
The Knight's Ghost
The Knight's Ghost is Child ballad 265. The ballad tells the story of a woman who learns her husband died in battle, after which, she locks his men in a cellar and throws the keys in the sea. Her husb...