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Inspiring Walter Scott

Discover some of the real historical objects that inspired Sir Walter Scott and listen to an actor reading extracts from featured tales. 

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The Borders Ballads

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's The Reivers Wedding and Kinmont Willie.

Case 1: The Borders Ballads
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Knights and Crusades

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's The Talisman, The Betrothed and Ivanhoe.

Case 2: Knights & Crusades
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Religion and Reformation

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's The Monastery and The Abbot.

Case 3: Religion and Reformation
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Covenanting and Rebellion

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's Old Mortality and The Bride of Lammermoor

Case 4: Covenanting and Rebellion
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Crime and Punishment

Exerpts from Sir Walter Scott's Rob Roy and Heart of Midlothian

Case 5: Crime & Punishment

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