Thursday, January 17, 2008

Flora MacDonald



Richard has a post about the Scottish heroine Flora MacDonald, who rescued Bonnie Prince Charlie. Share

9 comments:

de Brantigny said...

Thanks for the redirect...

Richard

elena maria vidal said...

Thanks for the great post!

Elisa said...

It's easy to see why novels were written about her. (Jean Plaidy comes to my mind)
Also I've seen that picture of the pair on cookie tins around the holidays.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, I love those short bread tins.

julygirl said...

I have visited the Isle of Skye where Charles was being hidden by Flora Macdonald and the island people. There is now a bridge one can drive over to get there, but one still recalls the beautifully mournful Scottish tune about the boat which was silently sailing him to safety from sure death by the British soldiers.

elena maria vidal said...

Wow. I need to go there before I write the novel about him.

julygirl said...

“The Skye boat Song” is the famous Scottish tune that recalls the escape of ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ from the Isle of Skye.

elena maria vidal said...

I love it.

Unknown said...

I own a print of this painting, which had been in my possession for 20-odd years. I fell in love with it at auction, so had to purchase it. I still have it, and love it, but I'm at a point of my life to time to divest. I want to find as much info about it, such as WHEN it was painted and some details of the artist - G.Joy. I am still undecided whether I should sell the print,though.I would appreciate if someone can direct me in the proper way. Thanks so much!