Stand & Deliver- The Highwaywoman

Shanina Conway

Joined April 2007

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Stand & Deliver fine art print available as a framed print, canvas print and poster.
*The Stand and Deliver Art Card is available here resized to fit the RedBubble card size.

Moll Cutpurse is the only highway women I’ve found any reference to although I’m sure there were more…probably too smart to get caught;)

Moll Cutpurse real name was Mary Firth, a bit of a tomboy, always ready for a rumble and happiest in the company of men.
Sources on her history are a little conflicting but she was a bit of a roguette and after pulling a big job on a Lord, bribed her way out of goal and eventually “the business” finding it safer to work as a fence…..a fascinating character from the early 1600’s.

Von kindly posted this wonderfully fitting poem
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding-
Riding-riding-

Thank you to Marcus Ranum for the beautiful model.
Image copyright © 2009 Shanina Conway.
Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited
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Nala kindly bmailed more info on Moll Cutpurse for history buffs

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