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Discovering highwaymen

Russell Ash

Discovering highwaymen

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Published by Shire in Princes Risborough .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Previous ed., 1970.

StatementRussell Ash.
SeriesDiscovering series -- 94, Discovering Series -- No.94.
The Physical Object
Pagination(88)p. :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22318976M
ISBN 100747802602
OCLC/WorldCa32131482

The Queen and her son had not gone far when they encountered another outlaw. Robin Hood legend was for centuries the expression of what might now be styled Liberal, or even Radical, or Socialist opinion, but it has an innate poetry and chivalry which those modern schools of thought conspicuously lack; and indeed, as personal liberty broadened, so did the legends of this splendid figure of romance become blunted and vulgarised in the countryside, until he is made interchangeable with the highwaymen who had only their own pockets to fill and no cause to represent. Force was used not just criminally, but as a matter of routine to achieve social and political goals, smudging hard-and-fast distinctions between the worlds of criminality and politics In course of time his championship of a conquered nation was lost sight of, and merged into the endearing character of an English yeoman, outlawed for debt, taking refuge with others of his kin in the forest, whence they levied toll upon the oppressor, and, as they themselves were outlawed, respected no law, save that of the greenwood, where the best man was he who could draw the stoutest bow and shoot the straightest; who could make the best play with that truly English weapon, the quarter-staff, or deal the mightiest blow with the fist. They reconcile and continue. He hesitates.

Taking them under his protection, he conducted them by secret and intricate ways into the comparative safety of the Lancastrian headquarters. Highwaymen were romanticized, with a hidden irony, as 'gentlemen of the road'. She wrote Penny Dreadfuls under the pen name of Mr. The woodland tracts that then overspread the greater part of the country were filled with outlaws, of whom Robin Hood, as we have already [Pg 58]. A greater use of banknotesmore traceable than gold coins, also made life more difficult for robbers, [19] but the Inclosure Act [20] of was followed by a sharp decline in highway robberies; stone walls falling over the open range like a net, confined the escaping highwaymen to the roads themselves, which now had walls on both sides and were better patrolled. They are in the nature of sepulchral barrows.

In addition to the central conflict, that is unveiled at the very beginning of the book, the drama and scandal that takes place in the club make the stakes high for Jesse to overcome and conquer his enemies, and all while keeping his girl by his side. By analyzing their adversaries' movements and believing that "outlaws always go home," Hamer and Gault predict they are heading for Louisianato the home of gang member Henry Methvin's father Ivy, who lives in Bienville Parish. The seizure is easily made, and the sheriff is taken to the foresters' camp, where supper is served to him on his own plate. They make their way to the site, but since they are outside their authority, the FBI and local police bar them passing the roadblock. How should he escape the fate that King Arthur experienced, of being made into a distinctly Victorian gentleman?


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The chief place of execution for London and Middlesex was Tyburn Tree. Fleming eventually fell out of favour after discovering the household priest sleeping in an obscene pose and bringing in other household staff as witnesses.

Cities such as London were becoming much better policed: in a body of mounted police began to patrol the districts around the city at night. Guy found him at last, with disastrous results to himself, for Robin slew him and mangled his body with what is particularly described as an "Irish knife.

The spell was instantly removed, the sleepers awakened, and the robber seized and afterwards tried and hanged. The monk is then bidden go his way, after refusing a parting glass; vowing, with much truth, that he might have dined cheaper at Blyth or Doncaster.

He was able to escape from a chimney in the jail and avoided being hanged there. At age 13, he went into service with Elizabeth Nugent, Countess of Kildare.

The finishing touch was the sight of a gathering of young archers. How should he escape the fate that King Arthur experienced, of being made into a distinctly Victorian gentleman? That the Robin Hood legends impelled other [Pg 32] romantic souls to take to the woodlands and be also Robin Hoods, in admiring imitation, seems sufficiently evident from old records, of which the Derbyshire petition to Parliament in is typical.

Force was used not just criminally, but as a matter of routine to achieve social and political goals, smudging hard-and-fast distinctions between the worlds of criminality and politics The parishes are gone abroad to gather for Robin Hood.

Even an outlaw had his ideals: to play special providence, to succour the distressed, to punish the oppressor, and "never to lay hands on a woman, save in the way of kindness. Shelves: action-packedhigh-steam-alertdark-and-grittyforbidden-loveabusedmotorcycle-lovealpha-male-lovehigh-angst-alerthealingarc "We were both human, and we both made mistakes, but our mistakes were what made us and what defined us as people.

Hounslow Heath was a favourite haunt: it was crossed by the roads to Bath and Exeter. Along with his close friend Ithikkarappkki from the nearby Ithikkara village, he is said to have stolen from the rich and given to the poor.

Sword fights. Although they are madly in love with each other, Jesse is a Devil and as difficulties in the club continue to mount, and heartbreak takes its toll, he finds himself making mistakes that could cost him not only Laney but also his life.

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Tennyson has redressed old Robin, with new clothes and a new conscience, in The Foresters; Robin Hood and Maid Marian, and there you cannot but entertain the horrible suspicion that he has become a typically respectable mid-Victorian, and that if any one offered to exchange his greenwood tree for a "parlour" with perhaps a suite of walnut furniture upholstered in green repp, and a marble clock with a couple of glass lustres on the dining-room mantel-piece, he would gladly accept, forswear his woodland glades, and live cleanly thereafter.

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