The protagonist in Rob Roy is Francis Osbaldistone not the title character! Francis a spoiled son of a rich London businessman,who would rather write poetry than work for his father. Sent to his uncle’s estate as punishment in northern England, bordering simmering Scotland. He soon becomes involved in a feud with his cousin Rashleigh (youngest and smartest of six brothers!). A woman Diana is the main reason.This being 1715 a revolt soon brakes out, Rashleigh steals important papers from Francis’s father. If they aren’t recovered, the family will be ruined! Osbaldistone finally wakes up and seeks the help of Rob Roy. He is a notorious outlaw. The bloody conclusion occurs at Osbaldistone Hall.