9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Stand and Deliver!!!,
This review is from: Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman (Paperback)
James Sharpe has written an interesting book, exploring how society's perception of Dick Turpin (and highwaymen generally)has altered since the 18th Century. Contemporary historical records enable the reader to discover the established facts behind todays romantic, suave, 'lovable-rogue' image. Black Bess and the ride to York, crime and punishment in 18th Century England and the continuous romanticsm of the highwayman legend are also explored.
Very accessible, without being 'dumbed-down'; I really liked it.