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Rebels, Pretenders, & Impostors


ISBN 10: 0312238665 / ISBN 13: 9780312238667
Published by St. Martin's Press December 2000, 2000
Used Condition: Very Fine (VF) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. A study of would-be sovereigns and royal impostors from ancient to modern times and ranging from the Orient to the New World. 11 colour and 120 b/w photos, plates and facsimiles, including one frontis. Bookseller Inventory # 20081015103452

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Title: Rebels, Pretenders, & Impostors

Publisher: St. Martin's Press December 2000

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Fine (VF)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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This illustrated and light-hearted volume tells the history of the tradition of pretence and rebellion through the remarkable stories of many individuals who have pictured themselves as kings, queens or presidents. Beginning with Greek and Roman pretenders, such as the Roman governor Posthumus who declared imself emperor in AD 260, the authors discuss the circumstances that have produced imposters and the means that they have used to cling to power or keep their hopes alive. More recent pretenders include usurper Henry IV, various Stuarts, a line that still produces `heirs' today, and numerous European claimants, including the famous case of Anna Anderson or Grand Duchess Anastasia.

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Jonathan Williams is a curator at the British Museum, specializing in modern money and Roman and Iron Age coins respectively.

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