Category Archives: Huzzar

Rakish Highwayman ‘Wanted’ t-shirts in the new Huzzar store


WANTED! T-shirt with the Rakish Highwayman emblazoned on the front. Some of you asked, so we listened. So now you can wear your very own wanted poster. Wear it with pride to either support or condemn that most scandalous of gentlemen, … Continue reading

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The Rakish Highwayman rides out… (video)


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In the General Evening Post (London) July 2.


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In the General Evening Post (London)


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On the drink of collapse


Drunk for a penny, dead drunk for twopence. VICKY LEECH explores the history of gin – the drink that brought down the 18th century, and brought up many stomachs.  IT WAS IN BATTLE that gin was first served to Englishmen. It … Continue reading

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Happy New Year all you children of the 18th century revolution


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Diary of a Rakish Highwayman: Vol. II., Entry the First.


VOLUME: the SECOND ENTRY: the FIRST  - being – ‘Death and The Empress’ – or – ‘Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown’ “…and behold a pale horse, and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell … Continue reading

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In-depth interview with actor Mark Ryan, pirate Gates in forthcoming TV series BLACK SAILS


HOLD FAST! Treasure, tattoos, swashbuckling pirates…and a replica 18th century town complete with bawdy houses. Rob Lucas interviews British actor Mark Ryan about his role as pirate Quartermaster Gates in forthcoming pirate TV series BLACK SAILS.  TWENTY YEARS before Long … Continue reading

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The Dangers of [Georgian] Vanity


Keep your wig on but don’t let your face fall off! Dr Lindsey Fitzharris explores the toxic world of Georgian makeup. The other day, I walked through the makeup section of a department store just outside of Chicago. Every step of the … Continue reading

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In the General Evening Post (London): A magazine of news published over the month last


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