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Jane Porter


(1776 - 1850)

Jane Porter

Jane Porter was born in Durham and lived for a time in Edinburgh where she was a friend of Sir Walter Scott. Her novel The Scottish Chiefs was one of the first historical novels and was immensely popular. Her other works included plays and periodical publications.


The Scottish Chiefs (1921)

A historical novel about William Wallace and the Scots revolt against the English beginning in 1297. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): Jane Porter
Illustrator(s): N. C. Wyeth

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