Murderers, Robbers & Highwaymen: True Tales of Crime and by Stephen Brennan

By Stephen Brennan

Despite the frequency with which criminals have been sentenced to loss of life, crime used to be nonetheless at the upward thrust in England within the mid-1700s. males have been thrown in detention center day-by-day for every thing from associating with gypsies to scaling down fruit timber and stealing sheep. even though those have been punishable offenses, the crimes that made headlines within the neighborhood papers have been even more serious.Men—and occasionally even women—in England have been attempted and accomplished each day for his or her roles in murders, robberies, kidnappings, and extra. This assortment gains probably the most infamous and a bit of aggravating tales of the crimes dedicated and the following punishments assigned. Criminals who seem during this ebook include:

  • Catherine Hayes, burnt alive for the homicide of her husband
  • Thomas Lympus, achieved for robbing the mail
  • Reverend Wheatley, sentenced to public penance for adultery
  • John Everett, sentenced to loss of life for street robbery
  • Francis Smith, condemned to demise for the homicide of a meant ghost
  • Richard Turpin, done for horse theft
  • And many, many more

Many of those stories have been first released in The Newgate Calendar, a well-liked ebook that debuted in a number of volumes among the eighteenth and 19th centuries. Historians believed that each loved ones had a replica of a minimum of one quantity of the Calendar, which they saved along their copies of the Bible and The Pilgrim’s Progress.

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