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Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman

Author: J A Sharpe
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As Dick Turpin went to the scaffold in York in 1739 he was determined to look his best. The previous day he had a new frock coat and pumps delivered to him in the condemned man's cell in York Castle Prison. And he paid 3 [pound] and 10 shillings for five men to act as mourners." "In this biography of one of Britain's best-known villains, James Sharpe examines the cult of the highwayman, how crime developed in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Richard Turpin; Richard Turpin; Richard Turpin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J A Sharpe
ISBN: 1861972989 9781861972989
OCLC Number: 53389422
Description: xi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Myth of the English highwayman
Responsibility: James Sharpe.
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This is a masterly biography of one of Britain's best-known criminals - but it is also an examination of the cult of the highwayman, of crime in the 18th century and the treatment of criminals.  Read more...

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A highly readable biography of Dick Turpin, the infamous eighteenth-century highwayman who became the subject of extraordinary legends that over the years have raised him to the status of folk hero. Read more...

 
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