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THE SPANIARDS INN ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH: A FAVOURITE RENDEZVOUS OF DICK TURPIN

THE SPANIARDS INN ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH: A FAVOURITE RENDEZVOUS OF DICK TURPIN

The Spaniards Inn, at the northern end of Hampstead Heath, is an integral part of the Dick Turpin legend. It is said to have been his chief rendezvous, and Turpin "relics" are still preserved at the inn, including the stable in which the great highwayman is stated to have stalled his well-loved horse "Black Bess." The inn has many other historical and literary associations; it was the scene of the rout of the "No Popery" rioters of 1780, and a haunt of famous writers. But none of its memories are more popular than those of Turpin.

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