The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and His Turbulent Life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841

Author(s): Dan Sprod

Biography | Europe | Australia | Nautical

Includes the full text of Jorgenson's hitherto unpublished account of the 'revolution' in Iceland in 1809, in which he was briefly installed as 'Protector' - and which was the source of the name by which he is known to Tasmania history - the 'Convict King'. Jorgenson's adventurous life - and his often unreliable accounting of it - are examined in meticulous detail.


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General Fields

  • : 9780908528295
  • : Blubber Head Press
  • : Blubber Head Press
  • : January 2001
  • : books

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  • : Dan Sprod
  • : Hardback
  • : near fine
  • : 718