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Highwaymen were robbers who stole from travellers. In England, Highwaymen were active from Elizabethan times right through to the early 19th century. (PROSE: A History of Humankind) They held up stagecoaches and forced passengers to hand over money on peril of their lives. (TV: The Visitation)

According to a Coal Hill School textbook, Dick Turpin was the most famous highwayman. (PROSE: A History of Humankind) Richard Mace was a highwayman. (TV: The Visitation) Ashildr became a highwaywoman in the year 1651, operating under the alias of "the Knightmare". Sam Swift was also a highwayman active at that time. (TV: The Woman Who Lived) There was also another highwayman called John Nevison. (PROSE: A History of Humankind)

Carole Rose was a notorious highwaywoman around York who was hanged in 1735. (COMIC: Malthill Way)

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