Highwayman facts for kids
Some highwaymen robbed alone but others worked in gangs. They often targeted coaches because they did not have much defence, stealing money, jewellery and other valuable items.
One of the most famous highwaymen was Dick Turpin, who was killed for his crimes in 1739. Ben Hall was said to be one too.
Images for kids
Asalto al coche (Robbery of the coach), by Francisco de Goya
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