The highwayman is a familiar figure in English fiction. Masked, cloaked in black,
invariably courteous to the ladies, he featured in many a stirring tale.|
But what were they really like, these Gentlemen of the Road ? What was it that drove
them to a life of danger and hardship with death on the gallows as its probable outcome ?
To find an answer to these questions, Rex Dixon has examined the records of over six hundred
highwaymen. from this mass of material, he has chosen to present the life stories of seven of them.
But, although different in so many ways, all seven had in common a daring and ingenuity,
a willingness to risk life and limb and a reckless disregard for the consequences of their actions
which make this true account of their adventures as exciting as anything the fiction writer
Hardback with dustwrapper; 108x204mm; 202 pages; 22 black and white illustrations.
Dustwrapper full colour and picture wraps to include the spine; front flap has the publisher's 'blurb' reproduced above.