Flora MacDonald

Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor -2

Flora MacDonald

1722 – 1790

Photographs of Plaque

Fort Edward Blockhouse Windsor
Hants County Nova Scotia

GPS location: 44°59’48″N 64°08’07″W

The Fort Edward blockhouse, with the Flora MacDonald plaque, is located
only 12 seconds of latitude – about 360 metres – south of 45° latitude,
half way between the Equator and the North Pole.

Flora MacDonald plaque, Windsor
Flora MacDonald plaque Windsor, Nova Scotia

Photographed 21 November 2002

Prince Charles Edward Stuart was the grandson of James VII/II.
On 22 July 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart
— a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender —
made landfall at Barra Head, the southernmost tip of the Outer Hebrides…
Highland Heroine Flora MacDonald famously helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape
from the Isle of Uist, following the defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746…

Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) often referred to as Doctor Johnson,
literary giant of the 18th century – essayist, lexicographer,
poet, editor, critic, and famous talker – is the second
most quoted person in the English language, after Shakespeare.
In 1773, Johnson visited Flora MacDonald at her home on
the Isle of Skye. His comment appears in his 1775 book:

A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland


Chapter 21: Dunvegan

A Google search done on the Internet on 12 February 2003, on the phrase
“Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland”, returned 1040 hits,
all referring to Johnson’s book, either as a modern reprint,
or as an old edition for sale (C$4500 for a copy of the 1775 edition),
or as an Internet location with the complete text available online.

Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor
Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor

The Flora MacDonald plaque is placed at the left side of the door.
Photographed 24 December 2003

Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor
Fort Edward Blockhouse, Windsor

The Flora MacDonald plaque is placed at the left side of the door.
Photographed 24 December 2003

Also see: Fort Edward blockhouse


Flora MacDonald

http://www.rampantscotland.com/famous/blfamflora.htm


Fionnghal (Flora) MacDonald

http://www.walkersshortbread.com/mix/bonnieprincecharles/
bonnieprincecharles.htm


The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora MacDonald

http://www.slantsixstudios.com/mscda/FloraMacDonald.htm


Flora MacDonald

http://www.flodigarry.co.uk/flora_history.htm


The Scots, the English and racial discrimination

the Race Relations Act 1976
Scots Law News, “a pithy account of interesting, quirky
and important legal developments”
The University of Edinburgh, School of Law
…The Scots are a nation because of Bannockburn and Flodden,
Culloden and the pipes at Lucknow, because of Jenny Geddes
and Flora Macdonald, because of frugal living and
respect for learning, because of Robert Burns and Walter Scott…
http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/sln/index.asp?page=16


Flora MacDonald

http://www.isbuc.co.uk/People/FloMac.htm


Bonnie Prince Charlie, Culloden and God Save the King

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/sceptred_isle/
page/105.shtml?question=105


Flora Macdonald
by Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Macdonald


Bonnie Prince Charlie
by Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_Prince_Charlie


Flora MacDonald

http://www.tartans.com/articles/famscots/floramacdonald.html


Flora MacDonald

http://scotlandvacations.com/flora.htm


Flora MacDonald

http://www.globalguide.org/scotland/south-uist/bonnie.html


Bonnie Prince Charlie
books about Flora MacDonald
http://www.royalty.nu/Europe/Charlie.html


Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart
Bonnie Prince Charlie
http://www.isbuc.co.uk/People/BoPrCh.htm


Charles Edward Stuart

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/
usbiography/charlesedwardstuart/


The Escape of the Young Pretender

http://www.highlanderweb.co.uk/wallace/bonnie.htm


Who Was Bonnie Prince Charlie?

http://nc.essortment.com/whowasbonniep_rlhk.htm


Bonnie Prince Charlie

http://www.britainunlimited.com/Biogs/Charles.htm


Bonnie Prince Charlie

http://www.thecryptmag.com/Online/23/bonprincecha.html


Chapter 92: The Story of Flora MacDonald

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/
women/marshall/england/england-92.html


Bonnie Prince Charlie

http://www.s-h-systems.co.uk/tourism/edinburgh/
bonnie-prince-charlie.html


XCVII: Flora MacDonald
Saint Croix Courier,
St. Stephen, New Brunswick, 28 December 1893
http://members.shaw.ca/caren.secord/locations/
NewBrunswick/Glimpses/XCVII.html


The Flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie

http://www.maybole.org/community/minishant/douglas/
flightofbonnieprincecharlie.htm

James VII (of Scotland), II (of England) (1633-1701)
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart (1688-1766)
Prince Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788)


James VII/II

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/timelines/
britain/stu_james_mon.shtml


James VII/II

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page140.asp


James VII/II

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/
hutchinson/m0020037.html


Prince James Francis Edward Stuart
The Old Pretender
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page144.asp


Prince Charles Edward Stuart (James IX/IV)
The Young Pretender
http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page145.asp


Prince Henry Benedict Stuart

http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page146.asp


The Glorious Revolution, 1689-1701

http://www.open2.net/civilwar/6.3.aftershocks.html


The Two Pretenders

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/
Scotland-History/TwoPretenders.htm

Reference (ink on paper)

From South Uist to Nova Scotia:
Flora Macdonald’s Unhappy Winter in Windsor

by Allen Robertson
Volume 17 number 6, Jan-Feb 2004
Celtic Heritage (magazine)
http://www.celticheritage.ns.ca/

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