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The lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, rogues, and murderers - Stephen Basdeo

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Title
The lives and exploits of the most noted highwaymen, rogues, and murderers
Author
Stephen Basdeo
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Pen & Sword History
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20180930

For as long as human societies have existed there have always been people who have always transgressed the laws of their respective societies. It seems that whenever new laws are made, certain people find ways to break them.
This book will introduce you to some of the most notorious figures, from all parts of the world, who have committed heinous crimes such as highway robbery, murder, and forgery. Beginning with Bulla Felix, the Roman highwayman, this book traces the careers of medieval outlaws such as Robin Hood and Adam Bell. Early modern murderers also make an appearance, such as Sawney Beane, whose story inspired the cult horror movie _The Hills Have Eyes_ (1977). Learn also about the crimes and daring escapes of Jack Sheppard, an eighteenth-century criminal who escaped from prison on several occasions, and find out if the 'gentlemanly' highwayman, Dick Turpin, was truly a gentleman. the ruffian Dick Turpin.
This book also includes an appendix of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century thieves' cant, as well as several historical poems, songs, and ballads relating to the subjects discussed, and the work is prefaced with an essay highlighting the significance of crime literature throughout history.

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Outlaws - Great Britain - History.|Brigands and robbers - Great Britain - History.|Crime - Great Britain - History.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
xvi, 143 , 16 unnumbered of plates

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