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





Links to Relevant Websites

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


Bonnie Prince Charlie
    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/





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    /remem/plaques.html



Fort Edward blockhouse Fort Edward blockhouse Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedward.html


Fort Edward cannons Fort Edward cannons Windsor
    /hantsco/fortedcann.html


Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765 Windsor Exhibition founded in 1765
    /hantsco/windex.html


Hants County war memorial Hants County war memorial Windsor
    /hantsco/hantsco2wwmem.html


T.C. Haliburton plaque T.C. Haliburton plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/halibrtn.html


A.L. Haliburton plaque A.L. Haliburton plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/baronhalmem.html


Robert Christie plaque Robert Christie plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/christiemem.html


Alden Nowlan plaque Alden Nowlan plaque Windsor
    /hantsco/nowlanamem.html


Ellershouse war memorial Ellershouse war memorial
    /hantsco/ellermem.html


Sir Robert Laird Borden monument Sir Robert Laird Borden Monument Grand Pre
    /kingsco/borden_rl.html


Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Monument: 1747 Attack at Grand Pre Grand Pre
    /kingsco/attack1747.html


Falmouth: Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Sainte-Famille Parish Cemetery Falmouth
    /hantsco/acadnfalm.html


Sir William Alexander monument Sir William Alexander monument Victoria Park, Halifax
    /hfxrm/alexwill.html


Go To:   Index to other online Nova Scotia History
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    http://alts.net/ns1625/electric.html

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First uploaded to the Internet:   2002 December 22
Minor revisions of content:   2003 February 12
Better photographs installed:   2003 December 24
Minor revisions of content:   2005 October 08
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