Turpin's father was a butcher and innkeeper. Several stories suggest that Dick Turpin may have followed his father into these trades; one hints that, as a teenager, he was apprenticed to a butcher in the village of Whitechapel, while another proposes that he ran his own butcher's shop in Thaxted.Cause of death: Execution by hanging. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881.Born: 4 February 1805, Manchester, England.
The character Dick Turpin in the novel Rookwood was based on a real historical person, a highway robber who used pseudonyms to keep the company of gentlemen, and became the legendary type of the English highwayman. An important section of the novel is Author: Ainsworth. Take the Quiz: Dick Turpin in Literature. Dick Turpin was a famous British highwayman in the 18th century. But only a few decades after his death by hanging, he became a literary hero, helping people over all England. Are you ready to explore this change?
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