Episode 2

Gloucester Highwaymen

The golden age of Highwaymen was 1650 to 1830, with the peak in the second half of the 18th century, At that time trade and commerce were increasing and there were many well-to-do travellers., and it turns out Gloucestershire was a popular spot for them.

In this episode, you'll hear all about several of these notorious villains that haunted the roads looking for an easy target.


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(1) Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette. - Monday 13 April 1829

(2) Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette - Thursday 23 April 1829

(3) Stroud Journal - Saturday 23 October 1880

(4) English Chronicle and Whitehall Evening Post - Tuesday 21 April 1829

(5) Cheltenham Journal and Gloucestershire Fashionable Weekly Gazette. - Monday 20 April 1829

(6) Western Gazette - Friday 03 May 1929

(7) Faringdon Advertiser and Vale of the White Horse Gazette - Saturday 17 June 1899

(8) Witney Gazette and West Oxfordshire Advertiser - Saturday 30 August 1913

Stroud News and Gloucestershire Advertiser - Friday 02 July 1909

The Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn - John Putley

British Executions


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