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CF (mrsclairef) | 53 comments Mod
James I of Scotland was murdered by a group of assassins in 1437. Causing a civil war.

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Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald died on Skye. In 1746 she helped Charles Edward Stuart evade capture after defeat at Culloden and then spent months under arrest. Questioned by Frederick, Prince of Wales, she replied that she would have done the same for him had he been in distress. In 1774 she emigrated with her husband to North Carolina; during the American War of Independence both were supporters of the British government. In 1779 they returned to Scotland.

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Barb | 2 comments Claire,
Thanks for sharing.
Can anyone recommend anything fictional about Flora MacDonald?

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Barb | 2 comments Someone suggested this

Flora: A Biography
by Elizabeth Gray Vining

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CF (mrsclairef) | 53 comments Mod
Todays a big one people! 24th March 1603 - Elizabeth I dies and is succeeded by James VI of Scotland, who becomes James I of England.

Awesome. ^^

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CF (mrsclairef) | 53 comments Mod
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Royal Exchange burns down during the Great Fire of London. We can only draw an educated guess on what it looks like from drawings.

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CF (mrsclairef) | 53 comments Mod
On this day in history:

1649 - Prince of Wales becomes king Charles II - only in Scotland at that point!

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