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Swift Nick a tale of the fastest highwayman

The visuals are merely an after-thought, a supportive notion. The important part is the story - Dick Turpin is often cited.

'Swift Nick' John Nevison. He was given the name by Charles II,

'Swift Nick' John Nevison. He was given the name by Charles II,

John Nevison, born somewhere around 1639, was ever the thoughtful highwayman, he never killed anyone and targeted only those he thought could afford to lose some money. His nickname, “Swift Nick,” was said to have been given to him by King Charles II himself. After robbing a man in the morning, Nevison fled 322 km on horse to play a bowls match with another city’s mayor. He was arrested, tried, and finally hanged in May 1685.

John Nevison, born somewhere around 1639, was ever the thoughtful highwayman, he never killed anyone and targeted only those he thought could afford to lose some money. His nickname, “Swift Nick,” was said to have been given to him by King Charles II himself. After robbing a man in the morning, Nevison fled 322 km on horse to play a bowls match with another city’s mayor. He was arrested, tried, and finally hanged in May 1685.

Retro Brit: Highwayman Tom Faggus and the Magical Strawberry Mare.

Retro Brit: Highwayman Tom Faggus and the Magical Strawberry Mare.

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Author  Their secret relationship was supposed to be strictly business…  In London’s most glittering salons, she is the beautiful Lady Elizabeth Barnes-Finchley. But by night, she rides as highwayman Blackerby Swift, seeking to ruin the man who took from her all she once loved. Then a pistol shot on a moonlit heath brings her face-to-face with a rival highwayman: Marcus Worthington, darkly handsome, lethally dangerous–and determined to stop her....

Today’s Book of the Day is a Historical Romance novel by USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Shelly Thacker and it’s off for a limited time.

Dick Turpin is often cited as the one who rode from London to York in record time. However, John Nevison of Wortley in Sheffield actually rode from Kent to York in fifteen hours taking the title whilst Turpin was just a butcher's lad. It was James 1st who gave him the name 'Swift Nick', impressed as he was b the turn of speed.

Dick Turpin is often cited as the one who rode from London to York in record time. However, John Nevison of Wortley in Sheffield actually rode from Kent to York in fifteen hours taking the title whilst Turpin was just a butcher's lad. It was James 1st who gave him the name 'Swift Nick', impressed as he was b the turn of speed.

Player Paraphernalia: The Highwayman  The highwayman is a cavalier/rogue hybrid class.  At 1st level, 1/day, as a swift action, the class gets a kind of swingy challenge variant: The highwayman receives 1/2 class level to Sense Motive versus the target as well as +1d6 damage.

Player Paraphernalia: The Highwayman The highwayman is a cavalier/rogue hybrid class. At level, as a swift action, the class gets a kind of swingy challenge variant: The highwayman receives class level to Sense Motive versus the target as well as damage.

Like Johnny, Willie, Kris, and Waylon, Tay’s bae is a highwayman. | 23 Instantly Iconic Moments From Taylor Swift's "Style" Video

Like Johnny, Willie, Kris, and Waylon, Tay's bae is a highwayman.

Like Johnny, Willie, Kris, and Waylon, Tay’s bae is a highwayman.

Daredevils – Highwaymen in the 17th-Century, Guest Post by Deborah Swift | The Seventeenth Century Lady

Dare Devils: Seventeenth Century Highwaymen by Deborah Swift Though legends of highwaymen are many, there is only one featuring a woman – Lady Katherine Fanshawe. Shadow on the Highway is the first…

BBC One - Doctor Who, Series 9, The Woman Who Lived - Looking back on The Woman Who Lived

The Doctor and ‘the Knightmare’ are held at gunpoint by rival highwayman, Sam Swift.

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