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  •  ... loyalists during our revolt (6+ / 0-)

    Yes, like the famous Flora McDonald,who 30 years before had hid "Bonnie Prince Charlie" from her the-hated Hanoverians. She got rich in North carolina and became a militant (literally) Loyalist.

    Then let us learn our range: we are something but we are not everything - Pascal

    by jlb1972 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 10:31:21 AM PST

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    •  She Did?? I Never Knew That. Gotta Tell a Highland (5+ / 0-)

      dancer friend, "Flora MacDonald" is an old competition dance.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 11:14:38 AM PST

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      •  Yes, check the wikipedia article on her - (3+ / 0-)
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        It says the account of her exhorting the Loyalist troops (including her husband Allen) as they marched off to defeat at present-day Fayetteville is "Legend" but I read an article in a NC historical journal that went into great detail of the troops she and her husband raised and sent off with pipers and everything. She hid out from rebels for much of the war and then returned to the Isle of Skye in 1779. The article says that dance is supposed to be based on the dance she did to divert puir Charlie ...  

        Then let us learn our range: we are something but we are not everything - Pascal

        by jlb1972 on Sun Mar 06, 2011 at 11:21:48 AM PST

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