Gentlemen Rogues & Wicked Ladies: A Guide to British Highwaymen & Highwaywomen (BOK)

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 interest. Even at the height of highway robbery activity, it was thought that the death penalty was too harsh for these wayward scoundrels. There was 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 form 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.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Fiona McDonald
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752463766
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 12,4cm x 19,8cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700