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The notorious highwayman and housebreaker...

Item # 657153

December 24, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 24, 1683 

* Among the Earliest of English language newspapers to be had

The back page has an interesting report noting in part: "There is lately taken, and in the custody of the Keeper of His Majesties Goal of Newgate, one Edward Cooke, a notorious Highway Robber, and Housebreaker, about 23 years of age..." with more on him.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's