Devon Villains: Rogues, Rascals & Reprobates

Devon Villains: Rogues, Rascals & Reprobates

by Mike Holgate
     
 

Discover the darker side of Devon with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the county. Legendary north Devon highwayman Tom Faggus (featured in the classic novel Lorna Doone), east Devon smuggler Jack Rattenbury (known as "The Rob Roy of the West"), south Devon murderer John Lee ("The Man They Could Not Hang"), and west Devon fraudster

Overview

Discover the darker side of Devon with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the county. Legendary north Devon highwayman Tom Faggus (featured in the classic novel Lorna Doone), east Devon smuggler Jack Rattenbury (known as "The Rob Roy of the West"), south Devon murderer John Lee ("The Man They Could Not Hang"), and west Devon fraudster Charles De Ville Wells  (immortalized for his gambling exploits in the music hall song "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo") are featured among the infamous rogues, rascals, and reprobates in this veritable who's who of the county's most notorious villains. Drawing on a wide variety of historical sources and containing many cases which have never before been published, Devon Villains will fascinate everyone interested in true crime and the history of Devon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752460741
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Mike Holgate is a librarian and local historian. The author of several books, he has contributed local history features to the county magazine Devon Life and his crime research has been used by Granada Television for the series In Suspicious Circumstances.

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