HFM 018 | Imposters in History, Part 1: Martin Guerre and the 16th c. Trickster Who Fooled a French Village

June 10, 2013


How did a man who stole the identity of the 16th c. Frenchman Martin Guerre manage to fool his neighbors, family, and even wife into believing he was the long-lost man for three years? Was he a master con artists or did he prey on the village’s suspension of disbelief? This podcast is Part 1 in a two-part series on history’s most famous imposters.


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Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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