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. Set in medieval times, the plot of the historical novel "Quentin Durward" revolves around the rivalry between King of France Louis XI and his vassal Duke of Burgundy Charles the Bold. To weaken his subject, Louis secretly incites the cities of Ghent, Liege, and Malin to revolt against Charles, their lord. Thanks to these machinations, the lives of many people, including the protagonist Quentin Durward, Scottish nobleman and the archer of the army of the King, are dependent on a political game that has no end.