Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
Medieval France. King Louis XI of France against his vassal the Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold. The main character of the novel "Quentin Durward", Burgundy Countess Isabelle of Croye, refuses to marry the favorite of the Duke and runs under the patronage of Louis XI. The king, in order to avoid war with Burgundy, sends it to the Bishop of Liège. In this journey the Countess accompanies the brave gunner of the Scottish Quentin Durward. After many adventures and intrigues, Quentin more than once saves Isabella and gets her hands and heart.