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A Highland Scottish Targe Circa 1740

The following description is of a Scottish Highland Targe dating to the second quarter of the 18th century, of a type become known in modern times as a “5 Shilling Targe”. Recent studies have pointed to the Targe type being made in Perthshire for clansmen including those serving in the Black Watch and in the Jacobite army during the 1745 Rebellion. Targes started to be used in the Scottish Highlands …

A Very Rare Scottish Highland Jacobite Targe – Early 18th Century

This short paper describes an important Scottish Highland Jacobite Targe. The Targe dates to the early 18th century and probably to the time of, or shortly before, the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion. Targes started to be used in the Scottish Highlands in substantial numbers in the early 17th century and became synonymous with warrior Highland clansmen and the “Highland Charge”. This battle tactic is thought to have been perfected at the time …

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