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

Posted on October 28, 2009


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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