A Student of History

March 30, 2007

Princess Caraboo from the island of Javasu

Filed under: Historic Places — John Maass @ 7:23 pm

Princess Caraboo

“She turned up in Gloucestershire in 1817, claiming to be Princess Caraboo from the island of Javasu – saying she had been kidnapped by pirates before escaping and making her way to England.” 

Alas–it was a hoax, but the story is a good one and fooled lots of folks.  She is now being recognized in Bristol, however, and the rest of her tale is here.

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