Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
This book presents the novel "Woodstock, or, The Cavalier". The novel describes the events of the English bourgeois revolution, sketched out the fate of its inhabitants. The action of the works takes place in the provinces, away from London, in a period of intense political struggle. In the plot of the novel is an organic part of the narrative about the love of a supporter of Cromwell, Colonel Markham Everard to the daughter of a "noble" of the royalist Alice Lee.