Stand and deliver! This is the fifth comic in “Damania Repressed” and, although I’m hoping that this mini series will be fairly self-contained – it follows on from the events of this mini series (which, in turn, follows on from this one). Links to more mini series can also be found on this page.
And, yes, I know that there weren’t many highwaymen in Victorian times (the railways rendered them obsolete) but, well, artistic licence.
But, yes, if you go back far enough in British history, then you’ll find that virtually every crime seemed to be punishable by death (a situation which I think only began to be reformed sometime in the 19th century. Mostly because, quite sensibly, juries often refused to convict people of petty crimes because of the disproportionate sentences).
As usual, this comic update is released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND licence.