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 Flora MacDonald monument is in Kilmuir burial ground on Skye.
ROMANCING THE STONES Cat and Bobby at Flora MacDonald's birthplace on South Uist and, below, the Callanish Standing Stones on the isle of Lewis
The following summer Smith travelled to the Isle of Skye and there met Flora MacDonald whom he was to marry in 1857.
Mead also owned, and had most probably commissioned, one of Ramsay's most memorable portraits of a female sitter, Flora MacDonald, the renowned Jacobite heroine (1749; Fig.
He was born in the United States because his mother, Flora MacDonald Denison (nee Merrill, 1867-1921), was a staunch anti-monarchist.
The man pulled out of his drawer six passports and explained that Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark and Foreign Affairs Minister Flora MacDonald had already figured out that Canadian passports might be helpful in extracting the Americans.
Toronto psychic and social and political activist Flora MacDonald Denison (1867-1921) had purchased Bon Echo complete with rustic hotel in 1910.
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.
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.