A Swindler's Progress: Nobles and Convicts in the Age of Liberty

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UNSW Press, 2009 - Class consciousness - 344 pages
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In May 1835 in a Sydney courtroom, a slight, prematurely balding man was charged with forgery. The prisoner claimed he was Edward, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewood. The Crown alleged he was a confidence trickster and serial impostor. Was this the real Edward Lascelles, heir to one of Britains most spectacular fortunes?

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