UK & US Events

Full details of talks, lectures and festivals in the UK and in the USA in 2023.

  • Flora Fraser in conversation with Ketan Sheth

    3pm, Sunday 22nd January 2023

    Flora Fraser in conversation with Ketan Sheth.

    Tickets available at EventBrite.


    Location:
    Kensal Rise Library
    Bathurst Gardens
    London
    NW10 5JA
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  • Ann Foster’s Vulgar Histories Podcast

    January 2023

    Details coming soon


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  • New-York Historical Society – For The Ages: A History Podcast

    Friday 17th March 2023

    David Rubinstein  will interview Flora in March for New-York Historical Society’s For The Ages: A History Podcast. Details to follow.


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  • Mount Vernon Author Lecture

    7-8pm, Thursday 13th April 2023

    In this probing, evocative portrait of a tumultuous life, master historian Flora Fraser peels away the layers of misinformation, legend, and myth to reveal a fascinating picture of this headstrong and irrepressible woman named Flora Macdonald. This is the captivating biography of the remarkable young Scotswoman whose bold decision to help “Bonnie” Prince Charlie—the Stuart claimant to the British throne—evade capture and flee the country has become the stuff of legend.

    A book signing and reception with complimentary beer, wine, and hors-d’oeuvres will take place after the lecture.

    This event is part of the 2023 Michelle Smith Lecture Series. Tickets are available only as a three-lecture package.


    Location:
    3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
    Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121
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  • Boswell Book Festival

    12 - 14th May 2023

    Flora will be speaking during the Boswell Book Festival, 12 to 14 May. Details to follow.


    Location:
    Dumfries House
    Cumnock
    Ayrshire
    KA18 2NJ
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  • Glencoe Folk Museum Talk

    Saturday 27th May 2023

    Flora will be speaking at the Glencoe Folk Museum in the afternoon of 27 May. Time to follow.


    Location:
    Glencoe Folk Museum
    Main Street
    Glencoe Village
    Glencoe
    PH49 4HS
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  • Zoom interview with the Glencoe Folk Museum

    7pm, Wednesday 7th June 2023

    Flora will be doing a Zoom interview with the Glencoe Folk Museum on 7th June at 7pm UK time.
    Details to follow in the spring.


    Location:
    Glencoe Folk Museum
    Main Street
    Glencoe Village
    Glencoe
    PH49 4HS
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  • Chalke Valley History Festival

    26th June - 2nd July 2023

    Flora will be speaking at the Chalke Valley History Festival, Wiltshire at the end of June 2023. Date and time to follow.


    Location:
    Chalke Valley History Festival
    Broadchalke
    Nr. Salisbury
    Wiltshire
    SP5 5DP
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  • Save The Children

    Tuesday 1st November 2022

    Award winning biographer, Flora Fraser, tells the remarkable story of Flora Macdonald, best known for helping Charles Stuart evade government troops after the battle of Culloden 1746.

    Tickets £20
    Canapés

    Doors Open: 6:30pm
    Talk: 7:30-8:30pm


    Location:
    St Columba's
    Pont Street
    London
    SW1X 0BD


  • Wigtown Book Festival

    Sunday 2nd October 2022

    Acclaimed Biographer Flora Fraser tells the true story of the ultimate Jacobite heroine Flora MacDonald, the 24-year-old who smuggled Bonnie Prince Charlies over the sea to Skye under the noses of government troops in 1746. But what happened to Flora in the years that followed? It is a tale that takes in marriage and emigration to America, where Flora finds herself caught up in the American Revolutionary War. A chance to discover a new side to a familiar historical figure.


    Location:
    Festival Marquee
    Wigtown
    Dumfries & Galloway
    Scotland, UK
    DG8 9HN
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  • Times Radio

    9pm Friday 30th September 2022

    Interview with Michael Portillo on Times Radio


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  • Book Signings

    September 2022

    Flora Fraser will be appearing at Golden Hare Books in Edinburgh on September 13th, at other bookshops in Edinburgh and elsewhere in Scotland throughout September, and at the Petra Palumbo flagship store on September 15th 2022.


  • West Highland Museum Talk

    Friday 16th September 2022

    “Pretty Young Rebel” – A talk by Flora Fraser

    Award-winning biographer, Flora Fraser, has been a professional writer and historical biographer since graduating Oxford University. She grew up between London and Beauly, Invernessshire, and was named after Flora Macdonald. She researched her new book, Pretty Young Rebel in the Macdonald of Sleat and other family papers, in the National Library of Scotland archives, in the Royal Archives, Windsor, and in a range of North American archives. Her previous book The Washingtons: George & Martha: ‘Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love also won the 2016 George Washington Book Prize.

    Here is a quick peek into her newest book ‘Pretty Young Rebel’, which will be for sale and signing on the night:

    The year is 1746. The Jacobite rebellion has failed catastrophically and Scotland is reeling in the devastating aftermath of the battle of Culloden. Far to the west, on an island in the Outer Hebrides, 24-year-old Flora Macdonald is woken in the dead of night by a messenger with urgent intelligence.

    Bonnie Prince Charlie is outside, begging for her help.

    With Flora’s assistance, the Stuart prince is disguised as an Irish maid and smuggled to the Isle of Skye, evading government troops. Flora’s bravery and determination soon see her immortalised in ballads and proclaimed a Scottish heroine, but also result in her capture and detention in London. Released the following year and returning to Skye, Flora goes on to marry and emigrate to North Carolina, only then to be caught up in the American Revolutionary War.


    Location:
    West Highland Museum
    Cameron Square
    Fort William
    Scotland
    PH33 6AJ
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  • Publication Day at Petra Palumbo

    Thursday 15th September 2022

    Flora will be signing books at the flagship Petra Palumbo.


    Location:
    Petra Palumbo Flagship
    High Street
    Beauly
    IV4 7BS
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  • Golden Hare Books

    Tuesday 13th September at 6.30pm

    Flora Fraser will be appearing at Golden Hare Books to discuss her new book, Pretty Young Rebel, with Alan Taylor.


    Location:
    Golden Hare Books
    68 St Stephen Street
    Edinburgh
    EH3 5AQ
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  • West Highland Museum’s Centenary Exhibition

    Thursday 18th August - Saturday 29th October 2022

    This iconic exhibition will feature paintings never before displayed together in Scotland and some which have never before been exhibited. The recently rediscovered portrait of a 16-year-old Bonnie Prince Charlie, by renowned Venetian artist Rosalba Carriera, will be showcased at this event.

    The exhibition will include paintings of four generations of the Royal House of Stuart, including James VIII (the Old Pretender) and his wife Princess Clementina Sobieska, through to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, (Bonnie Prince Charlie), and his daughter, Charlotte the Duchess of Albany. The series concludes with Charlotte’s daughter Princess Marie Victorie de Rohan. These paintings illustrate the deposed Royal Stuart dynasty, the family who inspired the Jacobite clans to risk so much in their attempts to restore them to the throne of Scotland during the Jacobite risings. This will be the last opportunity to see these paintings before most are moved to a new permanent home, the Museum of the Princes Lubomirski, in the Polish city of Wrocław.


    Location:
    West Highland Museum
    Cameron Square
    Fort William
    Scotland
    PH33 6AJ
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  • BBC Sounds Princess Podcast

    4th July 2022

    Anita Anand in conversation with comedian Rachel Fairburn and historian and biographer Flora Fraser, on Caroline of Brunswick. The princess roped into a bigamous marriage with Prince George, a relationship that quickly dissolved into a very public feud. Scandal and affairs from all parties ensue, and Caroline is left hammering on the door of Westminster Abbey as her husband is crowned King.

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    Location:
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