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Statue of Flora MacDonald (Inverness, Scotland)

    Flora MacDonald (b. Milton, South Uist, Scotland 1722 – d. 5 March 1790, Kingsburgh, Isle of Skye, Scotland) was the member of a Scottish clan, the Macdonalds of Sleat. She is famous for helping Prince Charles Edward Stuart escape in the aftermaths of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. In 1774, after a quarrel with their chief clan, she emigrated with her husband Allan MacDonald to Anson County in North Carolina. During the American war of Independence, Allan fought with the Loyalists. After the war he was sent to prison and Flora was evicted from their estate, losing all the possessions. After her husband’s release from prison in 1777, they stayed in Nova Scotia but the loss of their previous estate made it hard to resettle. Flora returned to Scotland in 1780 and her husband in 1784. Flora MacDonald’s statue in Inverness was sculpted from 1896 to 1899 by Andrew Davidson. Inverness is very close to Culloden where the final battle of the Jacobite rising took place.

    More on the Victorian Web and on Wikipedia.

    Address: Flora MacDonald and Border Collie, View Pl, Inverness IV2 3EG, United Kingdom