Flora MacDonald


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Flora MacDonald
BirthplaceMilton, South Uist, Scotland
Died
NationalityScotland
Known for Jacobitism

Macdonald, Flora,

1722–90, Scottish Jacobite heroine. She aided Charles Edward StuartStuart or Stewart, Charles Edward,
1720–88, claimant to the British throne, b. Rome. First son of James Francis Edward Stuart (the Old Pretender), he was known as Bonnie Prince Charlie and as the Young Pretender.
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, known as Bonnie Prince Charlie, to escape to France after the defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden Moor in 1746. For smuggling the prince, disguised as a woman, to the Isle of Skye, she was imprisoned briefly in the Tower of London. Later she was visited by many celebrities, including Dr. Samuel Johnson (1773). Her romantic aid to the prince is commemorated in Highland ballad and legend.
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The portrait of Flora MacDonald is rather an anomaly in Ramsay's female portraiture, in that her image was of interest to Mead on account of her value as a celebrated heroine.
Flora MacDonald Denison's papers are maintained at the University of Toronto and contain numerous documents related to her son.
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Russell Barr will portray a host of characters from Boswell and the painter Joshua Reynolds to King George III, Bonnie Prince Charlie's saviour Flora Macdonald and Mrs Thrale, the society hostess who was Johnson's final, unrequited love.
Only Taylor, with the support of Prime Minister Joe Clark and his secretary of state for external affairs, Flora MacDonald, was prepared to take risks on behalf of his American allies and friends, with some assistance at the margin from the Dutch and the New Zealanders.
By the way, the most famous Highlander NC was Flora MacDonald.
Flora MacDonald, ancienne ministre, a souligne les efforts qu'elle a recemment deployes pour ameliorer le systeme d'education et construire des ecoles en Afghanistan, pays qu'elle a visite a 11 reprises au cours des dernieres annees.
Flora MacDonald, a former Minister, discussed her recent efforts to improve education and build schools in Afghanistan, a country she has visited eleven times over the last several years.
Irvine inventories the editorial contributions and biographical details of Flora MacDonald Denison, Florence Custance, Mary Davidson, Hilda and Laura Ridley, and Eleanor Godfrey in chapter 4; and highlights the work of Catherine Harmon, Myra Lazechko-Haas, Yvonne Agazarian, Aileen Collins, and Margaret Fairley in chapter 5.
1746: Flora MacDonald helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to the Isle of Skye after his defeat at Culloden Moor.
Fiamengo (Ottawa University) has selected six of these women, Agnes Maule Machar, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Pauline Johnson, Kit Coleman, Flora MacDonald Denison and Nellie McClung.