Highwaymen, Pirates & Rogues

From gentlemen highwaymen to swashbuckling pirates and artful urban thieves, few figures in British history have captured the popular imagination as much as the outlaw. In this three-part series, historian Dr. Sam Willis brings to life the great age of the outlaw, when these enterprising rogues were celebrated as the antiheroes of their day, as admired by the poor as they were feared by the rich.