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TITLE
Sir Walter Scott
EXTERNAL ID
AB_WALTER_SCOTT
DATE OF IMAGE
1822
PERIOD
1820s
CREATOR
Sir Henry Raeburn
SOURCE
Wikipedia
ASSET ID
527
KEYWORDS
authors
novelists
Sir Walter Scott

Through a series of novels written between 1814 and 1832, a lawyer from the Lowlands led a transformation in the way the rest of Britain viewed the Highlands. Prior to this, the north of Scotland was considered by most to be a barren and backward place full of treacherous villains. By the time Sir Walter Scott, the anniversary of whose birth it is today, had finished, the popular image had become one of a wild but picturesque region populated by hard-working, industrious people and peppered with romantic heroes.

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Sir Walter Scott

1820s

authors; novelists

Wikipedia

Through a series of novels written between 1814 and 1832, a lawyer from the Lowlands led a transformation in the way the rest of Britain viewed the Highlands. Prior to this, the north of Scotland was considered by most to be a barren and backward place full of treacherous villains. By the time Sir Walter Scott, the anniversary of whose birth it is today, had finished, the popular image had become one of a wild but picturesque region populated by hard-working, industrious people and peppered with romantic heroes.