Dick Turpin

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Turpin, Dick,

1706–39, English robber. After a short and brutal career of horse stealing and general crime he was hanged at York. The fame—or notoriety—that he later achieved derives mainly from W. H. Ainsworth's romance, Rookwood (1834), which is based upon his life. Turpin's famous ride from London to York on his mare, Black Bess, is fiction, and his actual exploits were not of a romantic character.

Turpin, Dick

(1706–1739) enjoyed short and brutal career as horsestealer and highwayman. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2808]

Turpin, Dick

(1706–1739) English outlaw who robbed travelers on the road from London to Oxford. [Br. Hist.: WB, 19: 425]

Turpin, Dick

(1706–1739) English housebreaker and highway-man. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 1108]
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