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Description - Discovering Highwaymen by Russell Ash

The daring hold-ups and amazing exploits of many highwaymen made them heroes in their lifetime and legents in ours. Some were just as we imagine them - fearless cavaliers, carefree, chivalrous, romantic knights in three-cornered hats - true Gentlemen of the Road. Yet many more, such as half-mythical Dick Dutpin, were unmitigated rogues who simply desired easy money. In this book Russell Ash writes about both sort of highwaymen, their different backgrounds and methods, the measures taken against them, and the punishments they suffered when they were caught. He describes some of their favourite localities and the inns and taverns they supposedly frequented.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747802600
ISBN-10: 0747802602
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Bloomsbury Shire
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Russell Ash

Russell Ash was a widely published author, having written and contributed to more than 50 non-fiction titles. Discovering Highwaymen was his first book.

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