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Murderers, Robbers & Highwaymen: True Tales of Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-Century England Kindle Edition
- Catherine Hayes, burnt alive for the murder of her husband
- Thomas Lympus, executed for robbing the mail
- Reverend Wheatley, sentenced to public penance for adultery
- John Everett, sentenced to death for highway robbery
- Francis Smith, condemned to death for the murder of a supposed ghost
- Richard Turpin, executed for horse theft
- And many, many more
Many of these tales were first published in The Newgate Calendar, a popular publication that debuted in multiple volumes between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Historians believed that every household had a copy of at least one volume of the Calendar, which they stored alongside their copies of the Bible and The Pilgrim’s Progress.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00E2599H4
- Publisher : Skyhorse; 1st edition (1 October 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 5170 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 442 pages
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The key word in the description is "DULL". If you believe nothing else about this book, believe "DULL". What does DULL mean? It means mind-numbingly boring. It was written by someone associated with Newgate Prison - warden? Gaoler? Hangman? I don't remember and don't care enough to look it up.