John Henry "Dick" Turpin (20 August – 10 March ) was a sailor in the United States Navy in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Turpin was one of the first African American Chief Petty Officers in the U.S. Navy. He is also notable for surviving the catastrophic explosions of two U.S. Navy ships: USS Maine in , and USS Bennington in And the most famous of all England s highwaymen and horse thieves was Dick Turpin. Born in London in September , he lived but 34 years. Nearly every British school child knows the story of Dick Turpin and his wonderful mare Black Bess. But they know the story from the book Rookwood written by Harrison Ainsworth in the early s.
Harrison Ainsworth, in his romance Rookwood (), gave a spirited account of a ride by Dick Turpin on his mare, Black Bess, from London to York, but the incident is pure fiction. Black ___ (Dick Turpin's mare) is a crossword puzzle clue that we have spotted 1 time. There are related clues (shown below). There are related clues (shown below). Referring crossword puzzle answers.
Dick Turpin was in the saddle of Black Bess in an instant, but Tom King was not so fortunate. Before he could mount his horse, a loud shout startled his animal, causing Tom to lose his footing in the stirrup and fall to the ground. He was instantly seized by the law officers. Highwayman Dick Turpin on Black Bess.