Article on Walter Scott 13th Jan 2021

First Scott though he was born in the 18th c was a 19th Century writer, not 18th, that is a major error and doesn’t inspire confidence in the writer, editor or article.
Scott is best known for his Scottish novels such as Heart of Midlothian, Rob Roy, Marmion, the Waverley novels. He was a romanticist who almost single handedly created the pre-Victorian romatic myth of the Highlander which plagues Scotland and its worlwide image to this day and largely kicked off the later pillage of the Highlands by Royalty and millionaire industrialists. Linking him with Anglo-Saxon and Norman history/mythology through just one novel just isn’t accurate.

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