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Famous impostors
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ISBN: 1776672275 Year: 2016 Publisher: [Auckland, New Zealand] : The Floating Press,

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Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds
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ISBN: 1599475030 0585386560 9780585386560 Year: 1999 Publisher: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania : Templeton Press,

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A True account of one Solomon Hornoul, : that lately went in sack-cloath, through part of London, Westminster, and Southwark, &c. from the people called Quakers, and from his kindred.
Year: 1685 Publisher: [London : s.n.,

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The lives and actions of several notorious counterfeits, who from the most abject and meanest of the people have usurped the titles of emperors, kings, and princes : containing the history of twelve infamous impostors ...
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Year: 1686 Publisher: London : Printed for William Whitwood ...,

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The history of infamous impostors, or, The lives & actions of several notorious counterfeits : who from the most abject and meanest of the people, have usurped the titles of emperours, kings, and princes
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Year: 1683 Publisher: London : Printed for William Cademan ...,

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The man who believed he was king of France : a true medieval tale
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ISBN: 1282069756 9786612069758 0226145271 9780226145273 9780226145259 0226145255 Year: 2008 Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press,

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Replete with shady merchants, scoundrels, hungry mercenaries, scheming nobles, and maneuvering cardinals, The Man Who Believed He Was King of France proves the adage that truth is often stranger than fiction-or at least as entertaining. The setting of this improbable but beguiling tale is 1354 and the Hundred Years' War being waged for control of France. Seeing an opportunity for political and material gain, the demagogic dictator of Rome tells Giannino di Guccio that he is in fact the lost heir to Louis X, allegedly switched at birth with the son of a Tuscan merchant. Once convinced of his birthright, Giannino claims for himself the name Jean I, king of France, and sets out on a brave-if ultimately ruinous-quest that leads him across Europe to prove his identity. With the skill of a crime scene detective, Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri digs up evidence in the historical record to follow the story of a life so incredible that it was long considered a literary invention of the Italian Renaissance. From Italy to Hungry, then through Germany and France, the would-be king's unique combination of guile and earnestness seems to command the aid of lords and soldiers, the indulgence of inn-keepers and merchants, and the collusion of priests and rogues along the way. The apparent absurdity of the tale allows Carpegna Falconieri to analyze late-medieval society, exploring questions of essence and appearance, being and belief, at a time when the divine right of kings confronted the rise of mercantile culture. Giannino's life represents a moment in which truth, lies, history, and memory combine to make us wonder where reality leaves off and fiction begins.


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The second part of the notorious impostor : compleating the history of the life, cheats, &c. of William Morrell, alias Bowyer, sometime of Banbury, chirurgeon. Who lately personated Humphrey Wickham of Swackly, in the county of Oxon, Esquire, at a bakers house in the Strand, where he died the third of Jan. 1691/2. Together with some further passages relating to his sickness and death not before mentioned.
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Year: 1692 Publisher: London : printed for Abel Roper at the Mytre near Temple-Bar,

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False prophets discovered : being a true story of the lives and deaths of two weavers (late of Colchester) viz. Richard Farnham and Iohn Bull : who affirmed themselves the two great prophets which should come in the end of the world mentioned Revel. II ... : here also is laid down their strange prophecies, and the Scriptures which they most blasphemously wrested ...
Year: 1642 Publisher: London : Printed for I. Wright,

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A false Jew: or, A wonderfull discovery of a Scot, baptized at London for a Christian, circumcised at Rome to act a Jew, re-baptized at Hexham for a believer, but found out at Newcastle to be a cheat : Being a true relation of the detecting of one Thomas Ramsey, born of Scotch parents at London, sent lately from Rome by a speciall unction and benediction of the Pope; who landed at Newcastle, under the name of Thomas Horsley, but immediately gave himselfe out for a Jew, by the name of Rabbi Joseph Ben Israel, Mant. Hebr. soon after baptized at Hexham, by Mr. Tillam, and by a speciall providence of God, found out by the magistrates & ministers of Newcastle upon Tine, to be an impostour and emissary of Rome, and since sent up to the General and Councell of State to be further enquired into.
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Year: 1653 Publisher: [Gate side [i.e.Gateshead]] : Printed [by S[tephen]. B[ulkley].] for William London, book-seller in Newcastle,

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