Sir Walter Scott
In "Ivanhoe", a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe is a Saxon crusader, returning home to England from the unsuccessful Third Crusade. A supporter of the Norman king Richard the Lionheart, he is disowned by his father. Featuring colorful descriptions of tournaments, outlaws, witch trials and tensions between Jews and Christians, it is also notable for its vivid and lasting depictions of historical figures such as Robin Hood,...
2) Rob Roy
In "Rob Roy", a historical novel by Walter Scott, Frank Osbaldistone, travels to the North of England, and later to the Scottish Highlands, to collect a debt. During this time, he meets the legendary Scotsman, Rob Roy MacGregor. Set during the Jacobite Uprising of 1715, the novel realistically depicts the terrible social conditions in Scotland during that time. Hugely popular in its day for its gripping drama and vivid battle scenes, it was published...
"In a feud between the Scottish families of Ravenswood and Lammermoor, Enrico has gained the upper hand over Edgardo, murdering his kinsmen and usurping his estates. By the time of the opera's action, in the late 17th century, Enrico's fortunes have begun to wane; in political disfavor, he stakes all on uniting his family with that of Arturo, whom he means to force his sister, Lucia, to marry."--Container.