Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright. Although he was an advocate and legal administrator by profession, Scott is most famous for his great literary works and activities in the Royal Highland Society. "Peveril of the Peak" is a wonderful historical novel set near the end of the seventeenth century in the years following the English Civil War. Most of the story takes place in locations of Derbyshire, London, and on the Isle of Man and revolves around a Cavalier Julian Peveril who is in love with Alice Bridgenorth. Nevertheless, both he and his father are accused of accused of involvement with the Popish Plot of 1678, which breaks all the plans for a happy future.