Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
The protagonist of the novel "The Fortunes of Nigel" - Nigel Olifaunt, Lord of Glenvarloch, impoverished descendant of an aristocratic Scottish family that arrived in London hoping to turn the wheel of fortune in the right direction. Here he met with the jeweler and under its influence overcomes the prejudices of an aristocratic class. The novel's ending – the marriage of the main character in the girl of humble origin. The novel evolves in the era of James I, successor of Elizabeth I, the Tudor and the first English king of the Stuart dynasty.