Gordon Sprigg

Gordon Sprigg

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir John Gordon Sprigg GCMG PC was a British administrator, politician and four-time prime minister of the Cape Colony.Sprigg was born in Ipswich, England, into a strongly Puritan family. His father was a pastor and his strictly conservative up-bringing had a life-long effect on Sprigg's values. He was educated at Ipswich School, as well as a series of other private schools. He started his career in a shipbuilder's office, and then switched jobs to become a reporter. However, his fragile health caused him to emigrate to the Cape Colony in 1858 to recuperate, and here he decided to settle. He bought a farm in what was known at the time as British Kaffraria, and began to get involved in local politicsshow more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
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  • United States
  • English
  • 6136570483
  • 9786136570488