1 hr 17 min

192 - Conman, “Prince” Gregor MacGregor Do Go On

    • Comedy

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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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...


Tickets to our 200th episode and quiz live in Brisbane August 11 here.


Our website: dogoonpod.com


Support the show and get rewards like bonus episodes: patreon.com/DoGoOnPod
 
Submit a topic idea directly to the hat: dogoonpod.com/Submit-a-Topic
 
Twitter: @DoGoOnPod
Instagram: @DoGoOnPod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoGoOnPod/
Email us: dogoonpod@gmail.com


Check out our other podcasts:
Book Cheat: https://play.acast.com/s/book-cheat
Prime Mates: https://play.acast.com/s/prime-mates/
 
Our awesome theme song by Evan Munro-Smith and logo by Peader Thomas




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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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