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Flora MacDonald (Scottish Jacobite)
Flora MacDonald
Flora MacDonald
(Gaelic: Fionnghal nic Dhòmhnaill; 1722 – 5 March 1790) was a Scottish Jacobite heroine made famous by her part in the Young Pretender's escape after his defeat at Culloden. She was the daughter of Ranald MacDonald of Milton on the island of South Uist
South Uist
in the Outer Hebrides
Outer Hebrides
of Scotland, and his wife Marion, the daughter of Angus MacDonald. Her father died when she was a child, and her mother was abducted and married by Hugh MacDonald of Armadale, Skye. She was brought up under the care of the chief of her clan, the Macdonalds of Clanranald her father's cousin, and was partly educated in Edinburgh
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Flora MacDonald (politician)
Flora Isabel MacDonald, PC CC OOnt ONS (June 3, 1926 – July 26, 2015) was a Canadian politician and humanitarian. Canada's first female foreign minister, she was also one of the first women to vie for leadership of a major Canadian political party, the Progressive Conservatives. She became a close ally of Prime Minister Joe Clark, serving in his cabinet from 1979 to 1980, as well as in the cabinet of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney
from 1984 to 1988. In her later life, she was known for her humanitarian work abroad.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Member of Parliament 3 Minister of External Affairs 4 Return to Opposition 5 Return to government 6 After politics 7 Death 8 Honours8.1 Honorary degrees9 Film 10 References 11 External linksEarly life and career[edit] MacDonald was born in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Mary Isabel Royle and George Frederick MacDonald
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Tower Of London
Coordinates: 51°30′29″N 00°04′34″W / 51.50806°N 0.07611°W / 51.50806; -0.07611Tower of LondonThe Tower of London, seen from the River Thames, with a view of the water-gate called "Traitors' Gate"Location London
London
Borough of Tower Hamlets London, EC3Area Castle: 12 acres (4.9 ha) Tower Liberties: 6 acres (2.4 ha)Height 27 metres (89 ft)Built White Tower: 1078 Inner Ward: 1190s Re-built: 1285
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Clan Donald
Clan Donald, also known as Clan MacDonald (Scottish Gaelic: Clann Dòmhnaill [ˈkʰl̪ˠãũn̪ˠ ˈdõː.ɪʎ]), is a Highland Scottish clan and one of the largest Scottish clans. The Lord Lyon
Lord Lyon
King of Arms who is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that country, issuing new grants of coats of arms, and serving as the judge of the Court of the Lord Lyon, recognizes under Scottish law the High Chief of Clan Donald
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Prince William Augustus, Duke Of Cumberland
War of the Austrian SuccessionBattle of Dettingen Battle of Fontenoy Battle of LauffeldJacobite rising of 1745Clifton Moor Skirmish Battle of CullodenSeven Years' WarBattle of Hastenbeck Prince
Prince
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, KG, KB, FRS (26 April 1721 [N.S.] – 31 October 1765), was the third and youngest son of King George II of Great Britain
George II of Great Britain
and Ireland and his wife, Caroline of Ansbach. He was Duke of Cumberland
Duke of Cumberland
from 1726. He is best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which made him immensely popular throughout Britain.[1][2] He is often referred to by the nickname given to him by his Tory
Tory
opponents: 'Butcher' Cumberland.[3][4] Despite his triumph at Culloden, he had a largely unsuccessful military career
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George II Of The United Kingdom
Kingdom
Kingdom
may refer to:Contents1 Monarchy 2 Taxonomy 3 Arts and media3.1 Television 3.2 Music 3.3 Other media4 People 5 Other 6 See alsoMonarchy[edit] Further information: List of kingdoms A type of monarchy:A realm ruled bya king a queen regnantTaxonomy[edit] Kingdom
Kingdom
(taxonomy), a category in biological taxonomyArts and media[edit] Television[edit] Kingdom
Kingdom
(UK TV series), a 2007 British television drama starring Stephen Fry Kingdom
Kingdom
(U.S
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Betty Burke
Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart (31 December 1720 – 31 January 1788) was the elder son of James Francis Edward Stuart, grandson of James II and VII
James II and VII
and after 1766 the Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain. During his lifetime, he was also known as "The Young Pretender" or "The Young Chevalier" and in popular memory as "Bonnie Prince Charlie". He is best remembered for his role in the 1745 rising; defeat at Culloden in April 1746 effectively ended the Stuart cause and subsequent attempts such as a planned French invasion in 1759 failed to materialise.[2] His escape from Scotland after the uprising led him to be portrayed as a romantic figure of heroic failure in later representations.[3]Contents1 Early life 2 The "Forty-Five" 3 Later life 4 Death and burial 5 Arms 6 Ancestry 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit]"Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 1720 - 1788
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Waternish
Waternish
Waternish
or Bhatairnis/Vaternish is a peninsula approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) long on the island of Skye, Scotland, situated between Loch Dunvegan
Dunvegan
and Loch Snizort in the northwest of the island, and traditionally inhabited and owned by Clan MacLeod whose clan seat is at the nearby Dunvegan
Dunvegan
Castle. The current clan chief is Hugh Macleod of Macleod. It contains the hamlets of Stein and Lusta
Lusta
in Loch Bay to the south east, Halistra, Hallin
Hallin
and Trumpan further north and Gillen to the west, all of which are accessed from the A850 road by crossing the Fairy Bridge. The highest point is Ben Geary (284 m (932 ft)) and the most northerly is Waternish Point
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Kilbride, Skye
Kilbride (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde, or the Church of Saint Bride) is a small township in Strath Swordale, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The township is situated in a pocket of fertile lime-rich soil, between the Red Hills to the north and Beinn an Dubhaich and the Suidhisnis peninsula to the south. It has been inhabited since ancient times;[1] there is a standing stone (Clach na h-Annait), the site of an ancient chapel (or annat) and an ancient well (Tobar na h-Annait) with a stone cover. Newlywed brides were, according to local tradition, brought to the well to ensure fertility.[2] On-going archaeological excavations since 2003 at High Pasture Cave, on the common grazing east of Kilbride, have revealed continuous use of the site from roughly 700BC to 120AD, for possibly ceremonial purposes centred in and around a large burnt mound which had the cave at its heart
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Portree
Portree
Portree
(Scottish Gaelic: Port Rìgh, pronounced [pʰɔrˠʃt̪ˈtʰɾiː]) is the largest town on Skye in the Inner Hebrides
Inner Hebrides
of Scotland.[2] It is the location for the only secondary school on the island, Portree
Portree
High School. Public transport services are limited to buses. Portree
Portree
has a harbour, fringed by cliffs, with a pier designed by Thomas Telford.[3] Attractions in the town include the Aros centre which celebrates the island's Gaelic heritage
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Raasay
Raasay
Raasay
(Scottish Gaelic: Ratharsair[6]) is an island between the Isle of Skye
Skye
and the mainland of Scotland. It is separated from Skye
Skye
by the Sound of Raasay and from Applecross
Applecross
by the Inner Sound. It is most famous for being the birthplace of the poet Sorley MacLean, an important figure in the Scottish literary renaissance.[7] Traditionally the home of Clan MacSween, the island was ruled by the MacLeods from the 15th to the 19th century
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Dr. Johnson
Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson
(18 September 1709 [OS 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature
English literature
as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer
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House Of Hanover
The House of Hanover
Hanover
(or the Hanoverians /ˌhænəˈvɪəriənz, -noʊ-, -ˈvɛr-/;[1][2] German: Haus Hannover) is a German royal dynasty that ruled the Electorate and then the Kingdom of Hanover, and then also provided monarchs of Great Britain and Ireland from 1714 to 1800 and ruled the United Kingdom of Great Britain
Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland from its creation in 1801 until the death of Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
in 1901. Upon Victoria's death, the British throne passed to her eldest son Edward VII, a member of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
through his father. The House of Hanover
Hanover
was formally named the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Hanover
Hanover
line, as it was originally a cadet branch of the House of Brunswick-Lüneburg
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North Carolina
North Carolina
North Carolina
(/ˌkærəˈlaɪnə/ (listen)) is a U.S. state located in the southeastern region of the United States. North Carolina is the 28th largest and 9th-most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Virginia
Virginia
to the north, the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the east, Georgia and South Carolina
South Carolina
to the south, and Tennessee
Tennessee
to the west. Raleigh is the state's capital and Charlotte
Charlotte
is its largest city
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American War Of Independence
Allied victory:Peace of Paris British recognition of American independence End of the First British Empire British retention of Canada
Canada
and GibraltarTerritorial changesGreat Britain cedes to the United States
United States
the area east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and south of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and St
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Kingdom Of Great Britain
The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called simply Great Britain,[1] was a sovereign state in western Europe from 1 May 1707 to 31 December 1800. The state came into being following the Treaty of Union in 1706, ratified by the Acts of Union 1707, which united the kingdoms of England
England
and Scotland
Scotland
to form a single kingdom encompassing the whole island of Great Britain
Great Britain
and its outlying islands, with the exception of the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
and the Channel Islands. It also did not include Ireland, which remained a separate realm. The unitary state was governed by a single parliament and government that was based in Westminster
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