This is a new blog, and is still in the process of being set up – so please accept apologies for the appearance at the moment.
This is a blog about Highwaymen. Not the musical group, but the thieves, brigands and neer-do-wells from English History.
My own interest was kindled as I researched one such rogue, George Davenport, who terrorised Leicestershire in the late eighteenth Century. About him, I know most of what went on, and I’ve written a book about him. But there were many others, mostly not so benign (George is never reliably recorded as having hurt anyone). If you want to read a bit about him, my book is at http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104091 .and http://amzn.to/OjpeQO .
The most famous Highwayman, thanks to Hollywood, is Dick Turpin, of course. Although I think most people are now aware that he was by no means a hero, for whatever reason he still retains his Hollywood Patina. But there were a host of others, and I intend to set up threads for each of them in time.
It would be so nice to encounter a genuine person who is interested in the subject rather than the current set of visitors who are trying to trick their way in to place adverts for various shoddy products; most of my time on this site seems to be deleting fake posts! So do please post if you are genuinely interested – I have amassed a fair resource on the subject and can provide information on most British Highwaymen.