The author has the bit between his teeth and that bit is the shoddy way in which Argentina treats the inhabitants of the Falkland Islands. Argentina has been attempting to steal these British islands since 1832, either using force (1832 and 1982) or diplomacy. The islander’s are now protected by the United Nations Charter which Argentina signed in 1945, but has paid scant regard to since then.

The truth will out, and this author intends to assist the truth all he can!

Feel free to comment by hitting the tag alongside the date. Try not to be too obnoxious.


11 Responses to “Author”

  1. Ezequiel June 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    The author is Roger Lorton, he writes here and after posts in facebook and links to here to justify his posts, he would be a perfect example of “picardía criolla” if he takes argentine citizenship some day 🙂

  2. Falklands July 13, 2012 at 1:40 am #

    Pirates is not an insult for us !! You bloody idiot.. you must be an argie…

  3. Tom Lammons December 29, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    I enjoyed reading the Falklands Islands History, by Roger Lorton, (actually still reading it.) I would like to contact the author about his sources for The Lexington raid. Anyone know how?

    • lordton1955 December 30, 2012 at 12:52 am #

      Speak – you are talking to him. Most sources are on the pdf version either via the blog site or Scribd.

  4. Tom Lammons December 30, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Hello lodton1955, thanks for answering.
    I was wondering if you had access to the ship’s log of the Lexington, Captain Silias Duncan. I was looking about a year and half ago but there was little I could find at the time,.. until I read your history. Because of that, I have found some more sources. There seem to be more out there now. Thanks for a good read.

    • lordton1955 December 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

      All I have is in the history I’m afraid. I too would like to find the log book, if only because there is a suggestion that Duncan was briefed by Jewett before he set off for the Falklands from Brazil. I would love to know what was said. Jewett’s claim of 1820 obviously wasn’t mentioned, or if it was then Duncan appears to have ignored it. If you ever find anything you think I could use, please let me know.

      Happy New Year


  5. Rip Bulkeley May 11, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Roger, thanks from a fellow-member of the Hakluyt Society for your generous publication of your work. If this is a history of the South Sandwich Islands as well, and not just as an appendage of the Falklands, then perhaps you have been a smidgeon unfair to the Bellingshausen expedition, who were the first to establish which of Cook’s two hypotheses — islands or mainland — they actually were, and to carry out an effective survey of the whole group, plus adding the Traversay sub-group.

    I’d be grateful for your help with a minor detail. I was unable to find the sealer Mary Ann in Lloyds List, so would welcome confirmation of the name and if possible her master. Bellingshausen calls him “Tort” but Debenham turned that into “Short” in his 1945 translation. Do you happen to know which is correct? Lastly on history of the S. Shetlands, Mary Ann’s master and crew members told the Russians that they had already visited the S. Shetlands, roughly between 1816 and 1819, so they were probably the first people to establish that it was a group of islands.

    • Junius May 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

      Rip (?) – I’ve only recently added the Dependencies to the title and have a lot of work to do yet.

      My primary sources for the sealers are Robert Headland and Dan Byrnes and you can see all that I’ve got. I am unable to contact Robert Headland so far and have not yet tried Dan Byrnes although he is quite active on the internet ( &

      Headland is still a fellow at Cambridge I think but hasn’t answered my e-mail as yet. He retired from there around 2005.

      I suggest that you try Byrnes.

      If I can find anything then I’ll let you know.

      In the meantime I’ll try to add more on Bellinghausen. I actually spend most of my year in Thailand which is a little limiting as far as access to the archives are concerned.. Seriously – if you have any suggestions for material that should be added, I’ll gratefully accept them.



      Ps – take a look at this –

  6. Rip Bulkeley May 11, 2013 at 8:43 am #

    Ouch – for “Shetlands” in my posting read “Sandwich” of course. Historian thy name is fallibility.

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