Do you ever hear adults talking about the good old days, when the streets of London were safe? Well, for most of its history, London s streets have probably been among the most dangerous in the world. In the good old days you could hardly go out of your 30-bedroom house without a highwayman demanding your money or your life. In this book, discover the truth about Dick Turpin; how to be a successful highwaymen; and which king liked to dress up as a bandit. Read about the larger-than-life characters who hoofed it on London s roads, including: the highwayman who swapped his horse for some ice skates; the handsome thief who became every lady s choice of robber; and a pipe-smoking lady called Moll. Take yourself back to the days when Hyde Park was humming with highwaymen and a chap on a horse with a mask could make a dishonest living robbing from the rich. Take yourself back to the days when the streets of London hummed with the hooves of highwaymen s horses and the melodic sound of "Stand and deliver!".