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The Resource Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman, James Sharpe

Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman, James Sharpe

Label
Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman
Title
Dick Turpin
Title remainder
the myth of the English highwayman
Statement of responsibility
James Sharpe
Title variation
Myth of the English highwayman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As Dick Turpin went to the scaffold in York in 1739 he was determined to look his best. The previous day he had a new frock coat and pumps delivered to him in the condemned man's cell in York Castle Prison. And he paid 3 [pound] and 10 shillings for five men to act as mourners." "In this biography of one of Britain's best-known villains, James Sharpe examines the cult of the highwayman, how crime developed in the eighteenth century, and the treatment of criminals in those days. In the absence of any police force how were crimes solved? Did the criminals get a fair trial? Was there a criminal underclass and did people really live in terror of going on the roads at night? Looking at the underbelly of society and the nastier aspects of life that many historians ignore, James Sharpe creates a vivid picture of life in eighteenth-century Britain."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharpe, J. A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Crime
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Brigands and robbers in literature
  • Turpin, Richard
  • Turpin, Richard
Label
Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman, James Sharpe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-243) and index
Control code
ocm53389422
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 258 p.
Isbn
9781861972989
Lccn
2004444781
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Dick Turpin : the myth of the English highwayman, James Sharpe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-243) and index
Control code
ocm53389422
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 258 p.
Isbn
9781861972989
Lccn
2004444781
Other physical details
ill.

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