Highwaymen (See also Outlawry, Thievery.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Highwaymen (See also Outlawry, Thievery.)


  1. Band of Merry Men Robin Hood’s brigands. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
  2. Beane, Sawney English highwayman whose gang slew and ate their victims. [Brit. Folklore: Misc.]
  3. Duval, Claude 17th-century British highwayman; subject of ballads. [Br. Legend: Harvey, 256]
  4. Faggus, Tom stole, especially from the Doone clan. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
  5. Highwayman, the loves an innkeeper’s daughter, who vainly tries to save him from capture. [Br. Poetry: Noyes “The Highwayman” ]
  6. Hood, Robin outlaw; stole from rich to give to poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
  7. King, Tom the “Gentleman Highwayman”; associate of Dick Turpin. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 363]
  8. Macheath, Captain highwayman hero of the opera. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]
  9. Moon’s men highwaymen; worked their crimes by night. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
  10. Rob Roy Robin Hood of Scotland. [Br. Lit.: Rob Roy]
  11. Turpin, Dick (1706–1739) enjoyed short and brutal career as horsestealer and highwayman. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2808]
  12. Twitcher, Jemmy treacherous and crafty brigand. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]