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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet of Abbotsford 1771- 1832 was a Scottish poet and writer. He was one of the – not only in Europe – the most widely read authors of his time. Many of his historical novels have become classics and have served as a model for numerous plays, operas and films.

Rob Roy parting Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone

Rob Roy. Scottish folk hero and outlaw

Rob Roy Parting Duellists Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone

Rob Roy parting Rashleigh and Francis Osbaldistone.

FRANCIS OSBALDISTONE meets bis cousin Rashleigh in a duel. “… Eager for revenge, i grappled with my enemy, with the purpose of running him through the body. Our death-grapple was interrupted by a man who forcibly threw himself between us, and pushing us separate from each other, exclaimed in a loud and commanding voice: ‘ By the hand of my father, I will cleave to the brisket the first man that mints another stroke!’ Continue reading

The Purse of Rob Roy, Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

The Purse of Rob Roy. Helen Macgregor`s brooch. Toadstone Amulet.

(Rob Roy, alternately Red MacGregor. Scottish Gaelic: Raibeart Ruadh MacGriogai 1671-1734)

The Purse of Rob Roy.

THE purse is 4 inches broad by 4 1/2 inches deep, and is made of brown leather, much worn. It has two divisions, and has evidently been sewn to a belt, the holes of the stitches being visible in four places at the back.

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Rob Roy`s Sporran and Skene Dhu.

Sporran. Traditional Scottish knife. Rob Roy. Skene Dhu. Sir Walter Scott.

Rob Roy`s Sporran and Skene Dhu

Rob Roy’s Sporran and Skene Dhu.

Sgian dubh (other spellings: sgian Dhub, skhian dubh, skein dubh or skene you or skean dhu) is a traditional Scottish knife, also known as “stocking dagger”. Since the 18th century the Sgian dubh belongs to Kilt equipment of the Highland Scots.

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Collection of antique pistols by Sir Walter Scott.

Pair of pistols which belonged to Emperor Napoleon I., Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott's volunteer pistols. Pistol which belonged to Claverhouse. Old pistol by Champbell of Doune. Pistol which belonged to Sir Walter Scott.

Pair of pistols which belonged to Emperor Napoleon I., Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott’s volunteer pistols. Pistol which belonged to Claverhouse. Old pistol by Champbell of Doune. Pistol which belonged to Sir Walter Scott.

Collection of antique pistols by Sir Walter Scott.

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