03.05 Flora MacDonald Memorial

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On this day in 1790, Flora MacDonald, the Jacobite heroine, died.

Flora is famous for helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from Scotland after the defeat at the Battle of Culloden, disguising him as her maid, Betty Burke. She died in Kingsburgh, Skye, in the same bed in which Bonnie Prince Charlie had slept during his escape. Her funeral was said to have been attended by over three thousand mourners, and three hundred gallons of whisky were drunk at it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_MacDonald