Jacobite Scots Noble 1745 The Crown of England and Scotland had been taken away from the Stuart line by Parliament. There were several attempts to regain the throne by revolution and/or invasion. The best remembered of these is THE 45, the Scottish Jacobite rebellion in favor of Bonnie Prince Charlie (Stuart) in 1745. The French had been sheltering the 'young pretender' and slipped him into Scotland by sea. The Royal Stuart standard was raised at Glenfinnan and the Clan leaders, such as our depicted nobleman, all pledged their loyal support. Despite their ability with swords, targe shields, long and short swords, the clansmen simply were not armed nor trained to fight massed musketry of contemporary soldiers. At Culloden in 1746 the brave and impulsive Highlanders charged in waves against the fire lined ranks of British regulars. The battle was never really in doubt and the Highland survivors were hunted down often most brutally. Bonnie Prince Charlie himself fled to the Isle of Skye in the West of Scotland and ever after being associated with the excellent Heather Honey Scotch Whiskey Liquor from Skye. He was hidden from the British until he could escape back to France whence he never returned despite many sad Scottish songs calling him back. Our noble Scot has his shield arm covered in the thick tartan from his shoulder for protection, a leather jerkin both stylish and of some protection and is armed with his highland sword. He will lead his kinsmen headlong into the British lines without hesitation.