By Stephen Brennan
- Catherine Hayes, burnt alive for the homicide of her husband
- Thomas Lympus, accomplished for robbing the mail
- Reverend Wheatley, sentenced to public penance for adultery
- John Everett, sentenced to demise for street robbery
- Francis Smith, condemned to demise for the homicide of a intended ghost
- Richard Turpin, done for horse theft
- And many, many more
Many of those stories have been first released in The Newgate Calendar, a well-liked e-book that debuted in a number of volumes among the eighteenth and 19th centuries. Historians believed that each family had a replica of at the least one quantity of the Calendar, which they saved along their copies of the Bible and The Pilgrim’s Progress.
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Murderers, Robbers & Highwaymen: True Tales of Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth-Century England by Stephen Brennan