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Flora MacDonald

(1722—1790) Jacobite heroine


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(1722–90).

Born on South Uist, but educated in Edinburgh, Flora's help was enlisted during a visit to the island of Benbecula for Charles Edward Stuart's escape to Skye, after Culloden. She crossed the Minch with a manservant and ‘an Irish spinning maid, Betty Burke’; the party then travelled from Kilbride to Portree for a boat to take Charles to Raasay.

Subjects: British History.


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