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Targe, owned by Marquis of Breadalbane

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Targe, owned by Marquis of Breadalbane
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A targe was a circular Highland battle shield made of wood and covered with leather. This silver gilt presentation targe was presented to John Campbell, the 2nd Marquis of Breadalbane, by the newly enfranchised Liberal electors of Perthshire.

Silver gilt presentation targe by Mackay and Cunningham, Edinburgh, 1835 - 1836, presented by the Liberal electors of Perthshire to John Campbell, 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane

In 1832 new laws were passed which greatly increased the number of people throughout Britain who were eligible to vote. John Campbell won the seat of Perthshire for the Liberal party in the first post-reform election.

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