Sir Walter Scott (1771 ù 1832) was a popular Scottish historical novelist and poet. Scott was the first English language author to have international popularity during his lifetime. His novels remain popular today. His most famous works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of The Lake, Waverely, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Chronicles of the Canongate is a collection of stories by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1827 and 1828. They are named after, the Canongate in Edinburgh. Stories in this book include The Highland Widow, and The Two Drovers. In The Highland Widow, a mother is devastated when her son announces his intention to join the British army to fight in America, and uses all her cunning to keep him at home. The Two Drovers is a tale of a prophecy fulfilled in which the Englishman Harry Wakerfield is set against his Scottish friend Robin Oig in a destructive and ultimately tragic quarrel.