Charles Edward Stewart, known in history as Bonnie Prince Charlie, landed in Scotland in 1746 to raise a rebellion against the English king and try to win back the British throne for his family but his attempt ended in disaster at Culloden. He only evaded capture by the English redcoats because a young woman called Flora Macdonald guided him across Skye to where he was able to board a French ship and escape. They never met again but the twelve days they spent together determined the rest of the course of their lives. In this dramatic retelling, Elisabeth McNeill reveals the man behind the myth and wonderfully recreates life in the 18th century, as she completes their story.
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