Sır Walter Scott
One of Sir Walter Scott's most celebrated novels, Rob Roy is set in the north of England and Scotland in the years before, during and after the first Jacobite rising of 1715. Rob Roy is a swashbuckling chieftain of the Clan MacGregor who is forced to become an outlaw for his alleged espousal of the Jacobite cause. He achieves great fame by his kindness to and sympathy for the poor and oppressed and he is sought out by Francis Osbaldstone and his spirited sweetheart Diana Vernon in their struggle with their malign kinsman, Rashleigh. Rob Roy is a truly heroic tale set against the turmoil surrounding the Hanovarian succession.