Category: Outlaw

Christmas in Newgate Gaol

In 1863 a reporter decided to experience what it was like to spend Christmas Day amongst the felons in Newgate.


Robin Hood’s Grave

According to the legend, in old age Robin Hood fell ill and went to visit his cousin, who was the Prioress of Kirklees, so that he could be bled. However, his cousin conspired with her lover, Sir Roger of Doncaster, to kill Robin. So she opened a vein, locked Robin in the upper room of the gatehouse, and let him bleed to death.