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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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When victims moved haltingly or did not immediately raise their hands, local highwaymen feared resistance.
The Highwaymen were young, black artists who painted the Florida that many newcomers had dreamed about, hurried by their own dreams of leaving the orange groves and packing houses to get rich.
Around a quarter of Morpeth's 16,000 population made the journey down to Wembley to watch the Highwaymen come from behind to win the cup in May.
MODERN-day highwaymen stole cash and a mobile phone from a motorist in Warwickshire.
Highwaymen enjoyed a remarkable victory over Indus.
THESE highwaymen are duelling motorists -- one a hit-and-runpsychopath, the other a vengeful widower -- locked in a tense game of cat and mouse.
It has been all too easy to glamorise the highwaymen whose flamboyant escapades overshadowed their brutal crimes.
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Ross Peareth, Paul Silcock, Scott Swanston and Lee Laidler were on the scoresheet for Highwaymen.
HARNAI, January 23, 2010 (Balochistan Times): A gang of highwaymen deprived a number of truck drivers on Harnai-Sanjawi Road, off 05km here at night between Friday and Saturday.
So they tell tales of women loving highwaymen and nooses as they sail across the oceans.
But let us go back to the 1760s, when highwaymen such as Tom Barrow, Captain Moonlight, and Gentleman Higgins terrorised the good folk of Lancashire and Cheshire.

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