Dick Turpin character jug produced by Shaw and Copestake of Longton, England, circa 1940 using its Falcon Ware tradename. Dick Turpin (1705-1739) is possibly the most notorious of English highwaymen. Born at the Bell Inn in Hempstead, Essex, England, this infamous King of the Road began work as a butcher. However, he soon turned to such crimes as cattle poaching, smuggling and house breaking. It is as a highwayman, though, that he is best remembered. With a mysterious mask to obscure his identity and the fear-inspiring cry "Stand and Deliver," Turpin's activities on Hounslow Heath and in Epping Forest soon turned him into a public legend. After accidentally shooting his partner, Tom King, Turpin made his legendary ride from London to York on his faithful steed, Black Bess. Dick Turpin was finally arrested for horse thieving, identified and hanged in April 1739, at York Tyburn. A hangman's noose forms the handle of the jug.
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