In the early 1800s, the Terrific Register thrilled its readers with tales of Turkish princes and wicked thieves, black-hearted murderers, wicked massacres and the boldest criminals ever to menace the traveller by land or sea. This selection contains the most graphic tales of highway robberies and dark deeds on the high seas. You will find herein the life of Blackbeard and the adventures of Henry Morgan, Welsh privateer and one of the most dangerous men ever to sail the Spanish Main. Countless tales of murder and theft by the wayside culminate in the strange story of the resurrected highwayman, brought back from the dead after his execution, forcing the authorities to hang him for the second time. Richly illustrated with original woodcuts, this fascinating volume will delight all lovers of treacherous adventure. Enthusiasts of the darker and more fantastical side of history will find them an absolute delight. Reviewed in Your Familiy Tree Magazine, Feb 2010 issue.
Tales from the Terrific Register: The Book of Pirates and Highwaymen
The History Press