The English Dane: From King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict

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9780099438069: The English Dane: From King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict

This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, who ran away to sea at fourteen and began a brilliant career by sailing to establish the first colony in Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a warship for Napoleon before joining a British trading voyage to Iceland, where he staged an outrageous coup and ruled the country for two months.

Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks to patronage by Joseph Banks and travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgenson was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances. Using unpublished sources and letters, Sarah Bakewell tells his astonishing tale with dazzling verve.

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"Bakewell is superbly matched to the task. Her account of the world encountered by Jorgenson is as rich and nuanced as her description of his life" ( Independent)

"Precise, amusing and intriguing. A vivid and moving portrait of an extraordinary but flawed man... A terrific book" ( Daily Telegraph)

"Sarah Bakewell has a fine story to tell, and she is its skilled servant...A wonderful, intelligently told story" (Thomas Keneally Guardian)

"Splendid... An extraordinary story brilliantly told" ( Australian)

"An accomplished book" ( Sunday Times)

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'A rollicking, roistering yarn about one of the most extraordinary adventurers of all time, written with the care of a true scholar adn the verve of a born storyteller. A triumph' - Magnus Magnusson

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, who ran away to sea at fourteen and began a brilliant career by sailing to establish the first colony in Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a warship for Napoleon before joining a British trading voyage to Iceland, where he staged an outrageous coup and ruled the country for two months. Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks to patronage by Joseph Banks and travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgenson was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances. Using unpublished sources and letters, Sarah Bakewell tells his astonishing tale with dazzling verve. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099438069

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, who ran away to sea at fourteen and began a brilliant career by sailing to establish the first colony in Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a warship for Napoleon before joining a British trading voyage to Iceland, where he staged an outrageous coup and ruled the country for two months. Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks to patronage by Joseph Banks and travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgenson was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances. Using unpublished sources and letters, Sarah Bakewell tells his astonishing tale with dazzling verve. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099438069

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Descrizione libro 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 129mm x 197mm x 21mm. Paperback. This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, who ran away to sea at fourteen and began a brilliant career by sailing to establish the first colony in Tasmania. Twists.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 352 pages. 0.244. Codice libro della libreria 9780099438069

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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2006. Condizione libro: New. 2006. New Ed. Paperback. Using letters and other sources, this book tells the nineteenth-century adventure about Jorgen Jorgenson, a Dane who made Britain his adopted country. Restless for adventure, he began his career by sailing to establish the new colony of Tasmania. He found his moment of glory when he ruled Iceland for two months after staging an outrageous coup. Num Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations, maps, ports., BIC Classification: 1DNC; 1MBFT; BGH; WTLP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 298. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099438069

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. 2006. New Ed. Paperback. Using letters and other sources, this book tells the nineteenth-century adventure about Jorgen Jorgenson, a Dane who made Britain his adopted country. Restless for adventure, he began his career by sailing to establish the new colony of Tasmania. He found his moment of glory when he ruled Iceland for two months after staging an outrageous coup. Num Pages: 352 pages, Illustrations, maps, ports., BIC Classification: 1DNC; 1MBFT; BGH; WTLP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 196 x 129 x 22. Weight in Grams: 298. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099438069

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The English Dane: From King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict, Sarah Bakewell, This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, who ran away to sea at fourteen and began a brilliant career by sailing to establish the first colony in Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a warship for Napoleon before joining a British trading voyage to Iceland, where he staged an outrageous coup and ruled the country for two months. Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks to patronage by Joseph Banks and travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgenson was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances. Using unpublished sources and letters, Sarah Bakewell tells his astonishing tale with dazzling verve. Codice libro della libreria B9780099438069

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