Sealand: The True Story of the World’s Most Stubborn Micronation

Dylan Taylor-Lehman

Format: Hardback

Publisher: Icon Books, Icon Books Ltd

Published: 3rd Sep '20


The raucous, stranger-than-fiction tale of Sealand – the tiny island nation off the Suffolk coast.

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‘The unexpected comic masterpiece of the year’ Daily MailIn 1967, retired army major and self-made millionaire Paddy Roy Bates inaugurated himself ruler of the Principality of Sealand on a World War II Maunsell Sea Fort near Felixstowe – and began the peculiar story of the world’s most stubborn micronation. Having fought off attacks from UK government officials and armed mercenaries for half a century – and thwarted an attempted coup that saw the Prince Regent taken hostage – the self-proclaimed independent nation still stands. It has its own constitution, national flag and anthem, currency, and passports – and offers the esteemed titles of ‘Lord’ or ‘Lady’ to its loyal patrons. Incorporating original interviews with surviving members of the principality’s royal family, and many rare, vintage photographs, Dylan Taylor-Lehman recounts the outrageous attempt to build a sovereign kingdom by a family of rogue, larger-than-life adventurers on an isolated platform in the freezing waters of the North Sea.

Additional information

Weight 0.48 kg
Dimensions 30 × 142 × 223 mm
Page Count 320