The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841.

By: SPROD, Dan.

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1000 copies, case-bound in buckram, with illustrated dustwrapper. 240x176mm. xiv, 718pp, 9 colour & 56 b/w illustrations, 5 maps. ISBN 0908528299 ***Includes the full text of Jorgenson's hitherto unpublished account of the 'revolution' in Iceland in 1809, in which he was briefly installed as 'Protector' - and which was the source of the name by which he is known to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.

Title: The Usurper: Jorgen Jorgenson and his turbulent life in Iceland and Van Diemen's Land, 1780-1841.

Author Name: SPROD, Dan.

Categories: Tasmania,

Publisher: Hobart, Blubber Head Press: 2001

Seller ID: 12418

Keywords: bhp biography convicts europe exploration history iceland tasmania Van Diemen's Land,