Presumably at the time they were active, highwaymen were as much dreaded and loathed by potential victims as street muggers are now, but time has softened and glamorized their image. The fame of Dick Turpin did not wholly eclipse various local figures, especially since the nature of their crime ensured that if caught they would be hanged at the roadside, not in a prison, and usually gibbetted, so their skeletons remained on view for many years. Various nameless roadside *graves are said to be those of highwaymen, buried beside the *gallows.

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