Category Archives: Huzzar

THE BASTILLE STORMED AND LIBERATED!


THE BASTILLE STORMED AND LIBERATED! Below is the original report from The World newspaper a few days after the events in Paris on the 14th July, 1789.  PARIS (By Express on Saturday Evening.) THE ACCOUNTS we have published, we trust, … Continue reading

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Turner’s oil painting to remain at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.


In 1809, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) stood on the High Street of Oxford, his view bordered either side by the high collegiate buildings of University College, the Warden’s House of all Souls and the University Church. In … Continue reading

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Bonaparte Defeated – A Great Victory at Waterloo!


ON the 18th day of this month, Bonaparte’s army was gloriously defeated near Waterloo. His grace the Duke of Wellington communicated the following dispatch to Earl Bathurst reporting on the VICTORY: “To Earl Bathurst. Waterloo, 19th June’ 1815. MY LORD Buonaparte, … Continue reading

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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.


*CLICK IMAGE OF NEWS-SHEET TO ENLARGE* Copyright Rob Lucas 2014 This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product  of the author’s imagination, or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, … Continue reading

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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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