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The English Dane : a life of Jorgen Jorgenson

Author: Sarah Bakewell
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, a Dane who made Britain his adopted country. Restless for adventure, he came to London, and 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Bakewell, Sarah.
English Dane.
London : Chatto & Windus, 2005
(OCoLC)892053073
Named Person: Jørgen Jürgensen; Jørgen Jürgensen; Jørgen Jürgensen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Bakewell
ISBN: 0701173408 9780701173401
OCLC Number: 57200159
Description: 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Bakewell.

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Jorgen Jorgenson was a Dane who made Britain his adopted country, and became caught up in its story at opposite ends of the earth. The son of a Copenhagen clockmaker, inspired by his hero Captain  Read more...

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/864142807#Place\/iceland<\/a>> # Iceland<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Iceland<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1077103<\/a>> # Prisoners<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Prisoners<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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