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Hidden Histories: The Gentleman Highwayman

In the story of historic crime and the emergence of policing, the Highwayman holds a special place. Some have even sought to romanticise such thieves as Robin Hood characters, but in reality, many went to their execution for a litany of crimes. October...

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11.44 2 Oct 2022


Hidden Histories: The Gentleman Highwayman



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11.44 2 Oct 2022


In the story of historic crime and the emergence of policing, the Highwayman holds a special place.

Some have even sought to romanticise such thieves as Robin Hood characters, but in reality, many went to their execution for a litany of crimes.

October 3rd marks the anniversary of the death of a particularly odd Highwayman story - ‘The Gentleman Highwayman’, renowned for courteous behaviour during his robberies.

Donal Fallon joins Gavan for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.


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