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Highwaymen

See also Outlawry, Thievery.
Band of Merry Men
Robin Hood’s brigands. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
Beane, Sawney
English highwayman whose gang slew and ate their victims. [Brit. Folklore: Misc.]
Duval, Claude
17th-century British highwayman; subject of ballads. [Br. Legend: Harvey, 256]
Faggus, Tom
stole, especially from the Doone clan. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
Highwayman,
the loves an innkeeper’s daughter, who vainly tries to save him from capture. [Br. Poetry: Noyes “The Highwayman” ]
Hood, Robin
outlaw; stole from rich to give to poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
King, Tom
the “Gentleman Highwayman”; associate of Dick Turpin. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 363]
Macheath, Captain
highwayman hero of the opera. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]
Moon’s men
highwaymen; worked their crimes by night. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
Rob Roy
Robin Hood of Scotland. [Br. Lit.: Rob Roy]
Turpin, Dick
(1706–1739) enjoyed short and brutal career as horsestealer and highwayman. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2808]
Twitcher, Jemmy
treacherous and crafty brigand. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]
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1946), an artist who was part of the Highwaymen, a group of self-trained African American painters who sold works out of the trunks of their cars during the 1960s and 70s.
The museum's Dr Katherine Prior said: "Richard Turpin is one of the most infamous highwaymen in the world but very little information on what he looked like survives.
However, this year Glen, 72, returned to his old record company Capitol Records, 27 years since he left in 1981, following a big bust up over his song Highwayman, which later went on to become a number one hit for The Highwaymen in 1985.
The Highwaymen, as they came to be called, summoned up in their paintings a Florida landscape of great beauty and often mystery, one that beckoned to both natives and Northerners drawn to the world of swaying palm trees, exotic wildlife, primeval wetlands and spectacular sunsets that this paradise of a peninsula offered.
Two armed "highwaymen" who went on a robbery spree targeting pedestrians and taxi drivers in Birmingham have been jailed.
Owners cannot distinguish honest contractors from highwaymen. Contractors frequently add slightly larger contingencies to bids to extract extra payments from owners, even if contingencies never occur.

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