Pirates and Highwayman 1926
Lambert & Butler Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Pirates and Highwayman 1926 Pirates and Highwayman 1926 25 - This is a very good series indeed, using excellent colour artwork to bring to life many exciting and often bloody episodes in history. Some of the names like Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan and Dick Turpin will be familiar to us all, but others may not be. Most lived violent lives and paid the price with violent deaths, as we discover on the vividly descriptive backs which mostly end with the words “hanged” or “executed”, or in the case of Mary Read, one of the two female pirates in the set, “died in prison”. We learn much of the lawless times on the high seas and highways in the 17th and 18th centuries, of great riches, hardship and slavery. Many were famous and romantic figures in their day like Frenchman Claude Duval who was as famous for his gallantry as for his daring robberies on the roads around London. He was hanged at Tyburn in 1670 “to the great grief of the women” we are told. His tombstone in Covent Garden Church bore the epitaph “Here lies Duval: Reader, if male thou art, Look to thy purse; if female to thy heart.” Exciting stuff! Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Pirates and Highwayman 1926

Issuer: Lambert & Butler Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This is a very good series indeed, using excellent colour artwork to bring to life many exciting and often bloody episodes in history. Some of the names like Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan and Dick Turpin will be familiar to us all, but others may not be. Most lived violent lives and paid the price with violent deaths, as we discover on the vividly descriptive backs which mostly end with the words “hanged” or “executed”, or in the case of Mary Read, one of the two female pirates in the set, “died in prison”. We learn much of the lawless times on the high seas and highways in the 17th and 18th centuries, of great riches, hardship and slavery. Many were famous and romantic figures in their day like Frenchman Claude Duval who was as famous for his gallantry as for his daring robberies on the roads around London. He was hanged at Tyburn in 1670 “to the great grief of the women” we are told. His tombstone in Covent Garden Church bore the epitaph “Here lies Duval: Reader, if male thou art, Look to thy purse; if female to thy heart.” Exciting stuff! Cards size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 25

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