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The Female Horse Thief

How did a lovestruck English heiress become a notorious American criminal? And why has history erased her identity?

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In the early part of the 19th century, an extraordinary young English woman crossed the Atlantic on a desperate quest to find her exiled lover. She stole a horse, escaped pursuers, and survived a shipwreck, then arrived penniless and

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Paul Brown

Paul Brown

Writes about history, sport, true adventure. The Guardian, FourFourTwo, Longreads, etc. www.stuffbypaulbrown.com

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