192 - Conman, “Prince” Gregor MacGregor

Throughout the 1800s Scottish solider Gregor MacGregor fought in wars across South America before returning home and claiming to be a prince of a country that he'd created called Poyais. He started selling land and shares in what he claimed to be a true paradise on Earth, which was all well and good until hundreds of people wanted to go and live on the land that they'd bought...


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING




https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usbiography/mac/gregormacgregor.html


https://www.historytoday.com/miscellanies/gregor-macgregor-prince-poyais


http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160127-the-conman-who-pulled-off-historys-most-audacious-scam


https://www.ancestry.com.au/contextux/historicalinsights/poyais-scheme


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregor_MacGregor

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