Category: Outlaws


While meandering around the world wide web, I more often than not discover things written about myself, this website and/or people I know well, on countless websites, forums and social media accounts. As regular readers of the Outlaw are undoubtably aware, the greater majority of what I read about myself (and this website and it’s patrons), and published by […]


On this day in 1979, 21-year-old punk legend and Sex Pistols bass player Sid Vicious – passed away following an alleged heroin overdose in New York.  Has it really been 37 years? “I got this feeling I’m gonna die before I get old. I don’t know why. I just have this feeling” – Sid Vicious […]


Thirty five years ago today, Malcolm Owen, the lead singer of the Ruts died from a Heroin Overdose – He was 26 years old. The Ruts as a band never got the recognition they richly deserved, being overshadowed by contemporaries like the Clash for example, but for many of us – they were easily the […]


The tenth in a series of real-life Outlaw Heroes President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, visited the United States in 2014 to meet with President Obama and speak at a variety of venues.  He told Obama that Americans should smoke less […]


The ninth in a series of real-life Outlaw heroes ‘Peerless’ Jim Driscoll (1880-1925) is still regarded as the finest proponent of the classical, upright boxing style, and a fighter who is almost always included in lists of the greatest fighters of all time. He was also one of the very best never to have won […]


  The eighth of a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Albert Cashier was born Jennie Irene Hodgers in 1843. In 1862, Hodgers disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the 95th Illinois Infantry Regiment using the name Albert Cashier. The 95th was under the command of General Ulysses S. […]


The seventh in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Dr Elsie Inglis was a Scottish doctor and suffragist. In 1914, aged 49 and with 16 years of hospital experience, she offered her services to the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), but was turned down because women were to be kept away from […]


The sixth in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Thomas Spence: The Poor Man’s Revolutionary Thomas Spence (1750 – 1814) was an English Radical and advocate of the common ownership of land. He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, the son of a Scottish net and shoe maker. He was one of the leading […]

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