The Story of Flora Macdonald

Flora was born in 1720 on the island of South Uist. She was the daughter of Macdonald of Milton, who died when she was only a year old. The family clan was that of Macdonald of Clanranald (in Gaelic, Mack-ire-Allein), the captain of Clan Ranald. The estate of this chief was held principally from the Crown, and was situated in Moidart and Arisaig on the continent of Scotland, and in the islands of Uist, Benbecula, and Rum. His vassals, capable of military service, amount to 500 in 1745.

Her mother remarried, becoming the wife of Macdonald of Armadale in Skye, and this isle became…



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