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Gentlemen Rogues and Wicked Ladies: A Guide to British Highwaymen and Highwaywomen
 
 

Gentlemen Rogues and Wicked Ladies: A Guide to British Highwaymen and Highwaywomen [Kindle Edition]

Fiona McDonald
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Everyone loves a romantic rogue whose exciting exploits feature a cheeky disregard for the law, narrow escapes and lots of love interests. Even at the height of highway robbery activity, it was thought that the death penalty was too harsh for these wayward scoundrels and that a more fitting deterrent would be to have them chained to the very highways they had haunted, reemployed in breaking stones for the road's surface. This book offers a delightful assortment of these knights (and ladies) of the road. There is the ever-courteous Claude du Vall, the epitome of gentlemanliness; the infamous Katherine Ferrars, who was the inspiration for the film The Wicked Lady, Dick Turpin, the most famous highwayman of them all; and lesser-known characters like William Gordon, whose corpse was subjected to an experiment in reanimation. All these and more in an entertaining volume that will keep the reader glued to the page following the mounted thief in his, or her, endless match against the law and a death by public hanging.

About the Author

Fiona McDonald is a writer and illustrator. She illustrated "The Little Book of Genius."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1343 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (30 Nov 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00994UNF0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #93,629 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highwaymen book 30 Dec 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
An extremely interesting book. Very well researched and written in a way which hooks you in. Would love to know how and where to get information like this as I would like to know if there was a "local highwayman". I've tried everywhere I can think of in my area.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather boring 30 Nov 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Gentlemen Rogues and Wicked Lasies was rather disappointing lacking detail and frankly boring at times.
Do we really need a descriptin of how a flintlock works in a book about highwaymen and women?
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