What were highwaymen?
Highwaymen were people who used force to steal money/property from travellers on the road.
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What was the punishment for highway robbery?
Highway robbery was under the bloody code and so it was punishable by the death penalty.
What was the reality of highwaymen?
Highwaymen were cruel, violent, cold-blooded robbers. One highwayman was known to cut out the tongues of the people whom he had robbed in order to stop them telling the authorities.
When did highwaymen operate?
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Why did highway robbery decline?