Flora Macdonald of Cape Fear country was a lady of great courage, patriotism, glamour, and misfortune. Flora saved the life of Bonnie Prince Charles, helping him to escape to France after his defeat at Culoden. Although arrested for her actions, she won the heart of London society as was set free. In 1750 she married Alan Macdonald and emigrated to America. Due to their royalist sentiments, their properties were confiscated and her husband imprisoned, leaving Flora to flee from Wilmington back to Scotland.