Outlaws and highwaymen: the cult of the robber in England from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century
In the modern imagination, the highwayman is a figure on horseback in a three-cornered hat who holds up a mail-coach with pistols. But England has a long, legendary history of robber heroes that goes back well before Dick Turpin and Robin Hood. This lively and informative book draws on street ballads and social commentary, gossip and high literature, popular anecdotes and criminal biographies, in charting the images of the highway robber across eight centuries.
28 pages matching Folville in this book
Results 1-3 of 28
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Outlaws And HighwaymenUser Review - Goodreads
I bought a copy of this book at the British Museum when I was in London 9 years ago and just got around to reading it. Wish I'd done so sooner, I really enjoyed it.
Review: Outlaws And HighwaymenUser Review - heather - Goodreads
engagingly written history with clear analyses and thorough documentation. this book was a joy to read on an exciting topic. spraggs covers a lot of historical and cultural ground with a sure hand ... Read full review
Robbery in the Greenwood
The Robin Hood Tradition
Good Fellows and Sworn Brothers
15 other sections not shown