Highlanders 1746

The tartan worn by the highlanders was traditional for some areas but there were no Clan tartans in the 18th century. The setts were entirely according to the wearer's fancy. Some units did not wear tartan or kilts at all, like the Lowlanders, the Regiment Royal Ecossis, the Irish Picquets and the Prince's mounted Lifeguards. Many of them were armed with firelock muskets and bayonets but all sorts of weapons were used. This painting is a detail of Morier's depiction of Burrell's Regiment, the 4th King's Own, fighting the Highlanders at Culloden.

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