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Highwaymen were criminals typical of 17th and 18th century England. They held up stagecoaches and forced passengers to hand over money on peril of their lives. Richard Mace was a highwayman. (TV: The Visitation) Ashildr became a highwaywoman in the year 1651, operating under the alias of "the Knightmare". Sam Swift was also a highwayman active at that time. (TV: The Woman Who Lived)

Carole Rose was a notorious highwaywoman around York who was hanged in 1735. (COMIC: Malthill Way)