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The English Dane - from King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict, Jorgen Jorgenson

The English Dane - from King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict, Jorgen Jorgenson
 
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Jorgen Jorgenson was a Dane who made Britain his adopted country - restless for adventure, he began his career by sailing to establish the new colony of Tasmania.

Twists of fortune then found him captaining a ship for Napoleon before travelling with British traders to Iceland where he found his moment of glory ruling the country for two months after staging an outrageous coup. Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks, patronage by Joseph Banks, to travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgensen was dogged by his own excesses and ended up transported as a convict to Van Diemen's Land where he reinvented himself again as an explorer.

Published: 2006
Format: softcover
Pages: 324
Illustrations: black and white
Indexed
SKU SKU18752
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Weight 0.50 kg
Author Sarah Bakewell
ISBN 9780099438069
 
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