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Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman

Author: J A Sharpe
Publisher: London, England : Profile Books Ltd, 2005. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost everything people know about Dick Turpin and highwaymen is myth. The historical truth is much nastier, more brutal and bloody. As Dick Turpin went to the scaffold in York in 1739 he was determined to look his best. The previous day he had had a new frock coat and pumps delivered to him in the condemned man's cell in York Castle Prison. And he paid £3 and 10 shillings for five men to act as mourners. Who was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sharpe, J.A.
Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman.
London, England : Profile Books Ltd, ©2005
xi, 258 pages
Named Person: Richard Turpin; Richard Turpin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J A Sharpe
ISBN: 9781847651143 1847651143
OCLC Number: 903961702
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: James Sharpe.

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An entertaining account of Turpin's life. * Sunday Telegraph * Crisp, colourful and possessed of appropriately large quantities of dash. * Sunday Telegraph * A marvellous tale ... James Sharpe Read more...

 
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