The Land that Never Was: Sir Gregor Macgregor and the Most Audacious Fraud in History

Posted on October 28, 2009

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The Land That Never WasAh, this should have been so much more interesting and enjoyable than it turned out to be.  How could a man persuade a whole host of settlers to follow him half way across the world, raise an extraordinary amount of funds and give up all their worldly possessions in order to build a new life in a land that wasn’t there?

How did the perpetrator get away without ending up in jail for his crimes?  And, most potently, how can you muck up so great a story?  This isn’t that bad, the subject matter means it couldn’t be, but it’s an opportunity missed, certainly.

Could do better.

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