Sunday, 9 July 2017

A grave mistake about Dick Turpin! Historian who has written a book on the highwayman claims it is unlikely his body is under his headstone

The headstone of ‘John Palmer otherwise Richard Turpin the notorious highwayman and horse stealer’ who was ‘executed’ on 7th April 1739 is a fakeEven for a city steeped in history, the colourful story of Dick Turpin’s death and burial in York is a genuine highlight.
But the thousands of tourists who have visited the highwayman’s last resting place and taken photos of his inscribed gravestone, were doing so under false pretences it has been claimed.
For new research by the country’s leading expert, Professor James Sharpe, has concluded that the headstone of ‘John Palmer otherwise Richard Turpin the notorious highwayman and horse stealer’ who was ‘executed’ on 7th April 1739 is a fake.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4669462/Historian-claims-Dick-Turpin-s-resting-place-unknown.html#ixzz4mFFdcNex
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