Better is the Proud Plaid

The Clothing, Weapons, and Accoutrements of the Jacobites in the '45

Jenn Scott

Charles Edward Stuart's army and the Jacobites are examined in detail, from their clothes and weapons to the material culture of the Stuart cause.
Date Published :
November 2018
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Series :
From Reason To Revolution
Illustration :
8pp color plates, c 16 b/w images
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One of the most celebrated moments in Scottish history, the Jacobite Rising of 1745 is often romanticized. Drawing on the work of historians and a wide range of contemporary sources, this book seeks to strip away some of the myths surrounding the Jacobites and the Highland army by looking at what they really wore, what they fought with, and what items they used to show their allegiance to the Prince and the Jacobite cause. Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army and the Jacobites are examined in detail from their clothes, weapons, and material culture.

This lavishly illustrated book will appeal to anyone interested in the Jacobite Risings: reenactors, wargamers, fans of Outlander, and the Scottish diaspora who, thanks to a growing interest in family history, are keen to know more about their Scottish heritage.

About The Author

Jenn Scott is a living historian, researcher, and writer based in Edinburgh where she works as Secretary and Archivist for the Stewart Society. She is primarily interested in the period from the Wars of the Roses to the Jacobite Risings, and is actively involved in the interpretation, promotion and protection of Scottish battlefields. She has spent 20 years developing her understanding and knowledge of the clothes and material culture of the past. Jenn studied politics at the University of Edinburgh and has an MA in Heritage from University of Surrey.


“This book probably contains everything any wargamer could possibly want or need to know about the clothing and tartans worn by the Jacobite forces in the ’45.”

- Arthur Harman

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