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The development of the railways is sometimes cited as a factor, but highwaymen were already obsolete before the railway network was built. The expansion of the system of turnpikes , manned and gated toll-roads , made it all but impossible for a highwayman to escape notice while making his getaway, but he could easily avoid such systems and use other roads, almost all of which outside the cities were flanked by open country.
Cities such as London were becoming much better policed: London was growing rapidly, and some of the most dangerous open spaces near the city, such as Finchley Common , were being covered with buildings.
A greater use of banknotes , more traceable than gold coins, also made life more difficult for robbers,  but the Enclosure Act  of was followed by a sharp decline in highway robberies; stone walls falling over the open range like a net, confined the escaping highwaymen to the roads themselves, which now had walls on both sides and were better patrolled.
The klephts, who acted as a guerilla force, were instrumental in the Greek War of Independence. Until the s they were mainly simply regarded as criminals but an increasing public appetite for betyar songs, ballads and stories gradually gave a romantic image to these armed and usually mounted robbers.
The Indian Subcontinent has had a long and documented history of organised robbery for millennia. Most famous of these were the Thuggees , a quasi-religious group that robbed travellers on Indian roads until the cult was systematically eradicated in the mids by British colonial administrators.
Thugees would befriend large road caravans, gain their confidence, strangle them to death at the right moment, and then rob them of their valuables.
According to some estimates the Thuggees murdered 1 million people between and In recent times this has often served as a way to fund various regional and political insurgencies that includes the Maoist Naxalite movement.
Kayamkulam Kochunni was also a famed highwayman who was active in Central Travancore in the early 19th century. Along with his close friend Ithikkarappkki from the nearby Ithikkara village, he is said to have stolen from the rich and given to the poor.
Legends of his works are compiled in folklore and are still read and heard today. In medieval Vlachia, Moldavia, Transylvania, and Ukraine, the Haiduks Romanian - Haiduci or Gaiduks Ukrainian - Гайдуки were bandits and deserters who lived in forests and robbed local Boyars or other travelers along roads.
Sometimes they would help the poor peasants. The legend of Dick Turpin owes an enormous amount to Rookwood , in which a heavily fictionalised Turpin is one of the main characters.
From the early 18th century, collections of short stories of highwaymen and other notorious criminals became very popular.
Some later collections of this type had the words The Newgate Calendar in their titles and this has become a general name for this kind of publication.
In the later 19th century, highwaymen such as Dick Turpin were the heroes of a number of penny dreadfuls , stories for boys published in serial form.
In the 20th century the handsome highwayman became a stock character in historical love romances, including books by Baroness Orczy and Georgette Heyer.
The Dutch comics series Gilles de Geus by Hanco Kolk and Peter de Wit was originally a gag-a-day about a failed highwayman called Gilles, but the character later evolved into a resistance fighter with the Geuzen against the Spanish army.
A number of highwaymen ballads have remained current in oral tradition in England and Ireland. The traditional Irish song " Whiskey in the Jar " tells the story of an Irish highwayman who robs an army captain, and includes the lines "I first produced me pistol, then I drew me rapier.
The traditional Irish song " The Newry Highwayman " recounts the deeds and death of a highwayman who robbed "the lords and ladies bright". The traditional Irish song "Brennan on the Moor" describes an escapade of the "bold, undaunted robber".
The video featured Adam Ant as an English highwayman. The contemporary folk song "On the Road to Fairfax County" by David Massengill , recorded by The Roches and by Joan Baez , recounts a romantic encounter between a highwayman and his female victim.
In the end, the highwayman is hanged over the objections of his victim. Musician Jimmy Webb penned and recorded a song entitled " Highwayman " in about a soul with incarnations in four different places in time and history, a highwayman, a sailor , a construction worker on the Hoover Dam , and finally as a star ship captain.
Glen Campbell recorded a version of the song in , but the most popular incarnation of the song was recorded by Willie Nelson , Kris Kristofferson , Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash in , who as a group called themselves The Highwaymen.
Blackadder turns highwayman in the episode " Amy and Amiability ". A singing highwayman appears in the fourth episode of the animated mini-series, Over the Garden Wall , Songs of the Dark Lantern.
In Fable II , Highwaymen appear as an elite type of enemy which works alongside bandits and makes use of speed and agility over brute strength.
It is also possible for players to dress as Highwaymen. There is an enemy type in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim called the "bandit highwayman" that acts as one of the higher-level bandit enemies.
In Darkest Dungeon the Highwayman is a class of hero who wields a dirk and flintlock to fight. In Runescape , highwaymen attack lower-leveled players on a route between two cities.
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The four thought it was a perfect name for them because they were always on the road and all four had the image of being outlaws in country music.
In The Highwaymen version of the song, each of the four verses was sung by a different performer: Each of the performers is seen briefly in the sky singing a few lines, as their segment of the song concludes.
The band Arbouretum covered the song on their album The Gathering. Canadian band Walk off the Earth covered the song in their album Vol 1. Heavy metal band Iced Earth also covered the song on their album Plagues of Babylon in the format of The Highwaymen with four different singers singing.
Swedish gothic metal band Beseech covered the song on their album My Darkness, Darkness. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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