The Robin Hood Handbook: The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend

The Robin Hood Handbook The Outlaw in History Myth and Legend Robin Hood whether riding through the glen robbing the rich to pay the poor or giving the Sheriff of Nottingham his come uppance is one of the most captivating and controversial legendary figures W

  • Title: The Robin Hood Handbook: The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend
  • Author: Mike Dixon-Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780750939775
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Robin Hood, whether riding through the glen, robbing the rich to pay the poor or giving the Sheriff of Nottingham his come uppance, is one of the most captivating and controversial legendary figures Was there a historical figure behind the legends Did Robin and his Merry Men rampage through Sherwood Forest, or, as many scholars now believe, is it extremely unlikely thatRobin Hood, whether riding through the glen, robbing the rich to pay the poor or giving the Sheriff of Nottingham his come uppance, is one of the most captivating and controversial legendary figures Was there a historical figure behind the legends Did Robin and his Merry Men rampage through Sherwood Forest, or, as many scholars now believe, is it extremely unlikely that he ever set foot in Nottinghamshire, spending most of his time in Barnsdale Wood in Yorkshire The Robin Hood Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the characters, places, people, stories and background of this enduring popular hero Mike Dixon Kennedy ranges far and wide in his quest to present as complete a picture as possible of the doings of the indestructible hero, including ballads, poems, proverbs, films, novels, folklore, musicals and place names This unique reference work will be invaluable for anyone interested in the Robin Hood story, in folklore and mythology or in English local history.

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    1. This book is insane! The first part is a retelling of the Robin Hood story, or more precisely a retelling of Henry Gilbert’s 1912 Robin Hood, which is puzzling in and of itself. Why bother writing a less artful version of a book that already exists? The second part is an glossary of “people and places,” which is largely taken up by characters from the Gilbert retelling you just read. This means that you get the same stories as in the first part, only this time in alphabetical order by char [...]

    2. Purports to be a type of encyclopedia of all things involved with Robin Hood, but in fact most of the names and terms in the concordance are adapted from the Robin Hood novel by Henry Gilbert as if it was a canonical gospel of Robin Hood rather than one of countless well-written re-tellings of the RH legend. On the redeeming side, the book is well-illustrated and contains some very good maps of "Robin Hood Country".

    3. This was frustrating to read, as the author lets his bias govern the entire book. He firmly believes that Robin Hood was a real man, and has even given him a birth date, and tries to tie real historical events into the Robin Hood story. Which is fine, except he just ignores any evidence that upsets his theory.For instance, he claims Robin lived during the reign of Richard the Lionheart - which many versions of the story, old and new go by - but there are versions, and they're early ones too, tha [...]

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