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Fact Book: Flora MacDonald
Born 1722. Died 1790.
Flora MacDonald became famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to France after he was beaten at the battle of Culloden. The Duke of Cumberland's soldiers were searching the Highlands and islands of Scotland for the Prince and Flora felt sorry for him.
She was released from jail after a year and in 1750 she married and moved to America. She returned to Scotland in 1789 and died the next year aged 68.