Includes bibliographical references (page 92) and index.
Who, what, and where were highwaymen? -- Butchers unite -- Dinnertime in highwayman-land -- What to wear? -- Travelers' tricks -- Reasons to be wary -- Trade secrets -- Caught good and proper -- How to hang a highwayman -- Thief-takers -- The beginning of the end -- The best of the bunch -- The end of the road -- Highwayman speak.
Presents a detailed account of the daily life of a highwayman, and introduces some of the famous men and women who earned their living as robbers in Great Britain in the eighteenth century.