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 (mĭk-dŏn′əld), George 1824-1905.
British writer known for his fairy tales, such as The Golden Key (1867). He also wrote longer works of fantasy, such as Lilith (1895).


 (mĭk-dŏn′əld), Sir John Alexander 1815-1891.
Scottish-born Canadian politician and the first prime minister of the Dominion of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891). He is considered the organizer of the Canadian Confederation in 1867.
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1. (Biography) Flora. 1722–90, Scottish heroine, who helped the Young Pretender to escape to Skye after his defeat at the battle of Culloden (1746)
2. (Biography) Sir John Alexander. 1815–91, Canadian statesman, born in Scotland, who was the first prime minister of the Dominion of Canada (1867–73; 1878–91)


(Biography) (James) Ramsay. 1866–1937, British statesman, who led the first and second Labour Governments (1924 and 1929–31). He also led a coalition (1931–35), which the majority of the Labour Party refused to support
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(məkˈdɒn əld)

Sir John Alexander, 1815–91, Canadian statesman, born in Scotland.


(məkˈdɒn əld)

James Ramsay, 1866–1937, British prime minister 1924, 1929–35.
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A monument to Flora MacDonald describing her as the "Preserver of Prince Charles Edward Stuart" has been cleaned and a boundary wall restored thanks to the efforts of Kilmuir Community Council in partnership with Highland Council.
It was a castle in which Flora MacDonald was briefly imprisoned after helping Bonnie Prince Charlie escape English forces.
It's a large stone cross marking Flora MacDonald's grave, known, of course, for assisting the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie, although comparably little is known for certain about her own life, and her motivations have been interpreted in differing ways.
1790: Death of Flora Macdonald, Scottish Jacobite heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape to safety after his defeat at Culloden.
They include a conservative prime minister, socialists, labour and pacifist leaders like Flora MacDonald Denison, Helena Gutteridge, and Francis Beynon Thomas.
Supporters included authors Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, as well as Flora MacDonald Denison, president of the Canadian Suffrage Association.
Flora MacDonald's birthplace The Jacobite heroine who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie 'over the sea to Skye' in 1746 was born here.
It's how Bonnie Prince Charlie succeeded in escaping capture and death as he fled across the seas to Skye with the help of young Flora MacDonald.
After all, the island's history is interwoven with the flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie, helped by heroine Flora Macdonald to escape to France.
What started out as careful politics morphed into a massive humanitarian undertaking, thanks in large part to the work of individual parliamentarians, most notably Progressive Conservative cabinet minister Flora MacDonald, said Clark.
Today, 835 recipients of the Order have endorsed his proposal, including Jean Vanier, Chris Hadfield, Flora Macdonald, Romeo Dallaire, Michel Bastarache, Samantha Nutt, Avie Bennett and Veronica Tennant.
Its most bizarre display is a set of stays (corsets) once owned by Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald, who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape "over the sea to Skye" in 1746.