Bio: (1805-1882) Historical novelist, born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, NW England, UK. He studied for the law, but began a literary career instead, and is chiefly remembered for popularizing the story of the highwayman Dick Turpin in Rookwood (1834) and the legend of Herne the Hunter in Windsor Castle (1843). He edited Ainsworth's Magazine (1842-54), and wrote nearly 40 popular historical romances.

when new books by William Harrison Ainsworth are released.

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