Walter Scott resource links

To aid classroom or home study using Real Reads books, here are some links to other websites which will help you to gain a greater understanding of Walter Scott, his world and his novels.

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A good historical account from the Scottish History Online website.

Pages about Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites.

A website about Helen Walker, whose story gave Scott the idea for Jeanie Deans.

The BBC website about the Covenanters.

A website about Scottish witchcraft, and people like Madge Wildfire.

An article about why Sir Walter Scott is one of the greatest Scottish writers ever.

Information about how Scott wrote Waverley.

See the original manuscript of Waverley in Scott’s own handwriting.