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By Jon Tait
Just as the Sicilian Mafia’s roots are from a rural crime tradition that sprang up from the citrus groves and cattle rustling on the Mediterranean island, so a British mafia emerged on the Border between England and Scotland some two centuries earlier.
The Anglo-Scottish Mafia – better known to historians as the Border Reivers – gave the words “blackmail” (protection money, as opposed…
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