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Harrison Ainsworth (1805–1882)

British novelist William Harrison Ainsworth's career lasted so long (60 years) and his output was so prolific that some critics have termed him "the king of historical potboilers". His most lasting of the many books he wrote is probably the series about the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin, which was so popular that there was a successful series of... See full bio »

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King Charles Writer
Guy Fawkes Writer
Dick Turpin Writer


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 1934 Dick Turpin (novel "Rookwood")
 1923 Jack Sheppard (Short) (novel)
 1923 Guy Fawkes (novel)
 1914 When London Burned (Short) (novel)
 1913 King Charles (novel)
 1909 The Tower of London (Short) (novel)

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Novel: "Dick Turpin's Ride to York". NOTE: Filmed as Dick Turpin's Ride to York (1922). See more »

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