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Story about Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 16 September 1890

Identifier: Coll-97/CW1/18

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Story about Prince Charles Edward Stuart [Bonnie Prince Charlie], that he had a drink of milk from a black sheep on Brai Bhornish [Bràigh Bhornais, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] and that a party of red soldiers asked a man if they had seen the Prince, to which he replied that he had just parted company with him. The soldiers ordered him to take them to the Prince and that they would reward him so he took them up Drimore [Driomor] and all but one of the soldiers fell away, whereupon the man hit 'struck him in the ear & felled him & left him there! & took himself off.' The man was Eachan mac Mhurchai[dh] ic Ille Mhoire, Drimsdale [Dreumasdal]. Lastly, Flora MacDonald was said to have struck the Prince with a towel 'because he did not wish milk boyns right when soldi[er]s were pass[ing]. This was the sorest blow he ever got he said.' Text has been scored through in pencil as if transcribed elsewhere.


  • Creation: 16 September 1890

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From the Series: 114 folios ; 14 x 20 cm