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Highwaymen, robbers who attack and pillage persons passing along the highway. The most renowned English highwaymen were Claude Duval (1643-70), Dick Turpin (1705-39), and Swift Nick Nevison, hanged at York in 1684. Out of a story concerning Nevison grew the legend of Dick Turpin's ride to York.