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Flora MacDonald (1722-1790)

Flora MacDonald

Anniversaries in 2022 include the tercentenary of the birth (the exact day and month are not known) of the Jacobite heroine, Flora MacDonald, remembered for her exploit in assisting the escape of the defeated claimant to the throne, Charles Edward Stuart. She sailed with the disguised prince from the island of South Uist to Skye in June 1746. 

 

 

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JANUARY 11, 2022

What's New: January 2022

This month’s update adds ten new articles, and has a special focus on music and art, particularly illustrators and cartoonists. Read the introduction and summary of new content here.

DECEMBER 8, 2021

What's New: December 2021

This month’s update adds 12 new articles, with a focus on lives with a global dimension, connecting the British Isles with the West Indies, Africa, the Levant, India, Australia, and mainland Europe. Read the introduction and summary of new content here.

NOVEMBER 11, 2021

What's New: November 2021

This month’s update adds 48 portrait likenesses from the collections of the Royal College of Physicians, with an introduction by Ludmilla Jordanova, to accompany lives which reflect the varieties of medical practice in the early modern period. Read the introduction and summary of new content here.