Outlaws and Highwaymen

The History of the Highwaymen
and their Predecessors,
the Medieval Outlaws

The texts assembled on this site illustrate the history of the English highwaymen.

Many are not easily available elsewhere. They include:

Figure of a highwayman from a Victorian toy theatre

I set up this website in 2001 to accompany the publication of my book Outlaws and Highwaymen, a social and cultural history of the English highway robber. You will find here many of the sources that I cite in the text and notes.

Cover of Outlaws and Highwaymen: thumbnail

But the website is meant for anyone who is interested, not just the people who have read my book.

A good place to start is the outline history of the outlaws and highwaymen. On the other hand, you may prefer to go straight to the contents page, to look up stories, ballads and other kinds of material. Or you can browse the new picture gallery. I hope that you will find plenty to enjoy.

You may like to visit my LiveJournal. I use it as a serial anthology for passages of prose and poetry that catch my attention.

My other website, www.gillianspraggs.com, contains some of my poems and translations.

Gillian Spraggs

Feedback on this site is welcomed; write to gillianspraggs@outlawsandhighwaymen.com

You are cordially encouraged to link to this site.

Notes on editing procedures and copyright issues

Highwaymen carousing. Figures from a Victorian toy theatre.

© Gillian Spraggs 2001, 2006, 2007
Page last modified on 28 August 2007

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