Outlaws and Highwaymen

Quotation from an account of England by a visitor from Venice
A Relation of the Island of England, trans. from the Italian by Charlotte Augusta Sneyd, Camden Society, no. 37 (London, 1847), p. 34.

c. 1497

. . . there is no country in the world where there are so many thieves and robbers as in England; insomuch, that few venture to go alone in the country, excepting in the middle of the day, and fewer still in the towns at night, and least of all in London.

Unknown Venetian diplomat

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