Murderers, Robbers & Highwaymen
True Tales of Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-Century EnglandeBook - 2013
Despite the frequency with which criminals were sentenced to death, crime was still on the rise in England in the mid-1700s. Men were thrown in jail daily for everything from associating with gypsies to cutting down fruit trees and stealing sheep. Although these were punishable offenses, the crimes that made headlines in the local papers were much more serious. Men-and sometimes even women-in England were tried and executed every day for their roles in murders, robberies, kidnappings, and more. This collection features some of the most notorious and slightly disturbing stories of t.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2013
Branch Call Number: 364.1094 Br
Characteristics: 1 online resource (485 pages)