Robin Hood

Robin Hood


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From the early ballads that established his stories to the later additions of Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale, this book explores how the legend of Robin Hood grew.

He robbed from the rich to give to the poor, or so the legend goes. But who was the outlaw known as Robin Hood? How did his legend develop and how has it changed over the passing centuries? This new book in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at Britain's most famous outlaw.

It also enters the perilous world of Robin Hood scholarship with a critical review of the case for a 'historical' Robin Hood and a review of the mostly likely candidates. A perfect primer for young and old, this book covers both the fact and the fiction of Robin Hood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472801258
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Series: Osprey Publishing Myths and Legends Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Neil Smith works as a freelance writer near Oxford, England. He holds an undergraduate degree in Classics & Medieval History from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and a Masters Degree in History from the University of Georgia in the United States of America. Neil also earned his PhD in History from the University of Georgia in 2011. Neil's main interests are in military history and writing narrative history. The author lives in Abingdon, UK.

Table of Contents


The Legend of Robin Hood
Robin Hood and the Knight
Robin Hood and the Potter
The Knight Pays His Debt
Robin Hood and the High Cellarer
Little John and the Sheriff
Robin Hood and the Archery Contest
The Rescue of Sir Richard of the Lea
Robin Hood and the King
Robin Hood at the King's Court
Robin Hood and the Guy of Gisborne
Robin Hood and the Monk

The Myth of Robin Hood
Robin Hood and Little John
The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield
Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar
Robin Hood and the Bishop
Robin Hood and Allan-a-Dale
Robin Hood's Golden Prize
Robin Hood and Queen Catherine
The Death of Robin Hood

Robin Hood's World
Who was Robin Hood?
When was Robin Hood?
Where was Robin Hood?
The Merry Men
Robin Hood's Enemies

The Modern Myth


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Robin Hood 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
reececo331 More than 1 year ago
A research ideal of the the legend and the story of Robin hood, looking at the number of inspired interpretation. From the story line of the legend, from its first writing, and those theorized that they were Robin hood. Looking at the Movies, and modern legends. But also each of the people involved with the story. Great pictures and details.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Robin Hood Author: Neil Smith Publisher: Ofsprey Publishing , Liited Published: 1-21-2014 ISBN-13: 9781472801272 E-Book ASIN: Pages: 80 Genre: Fictiction Tags: Myths and Legends Overall Rating: Most have heard the story of Robin Hood, but have you heard the real story behind the legend. The legend that was made into books and movies was based on the life of a real man. Not of the peerage, but rather a yeoman. Odes, ballads and folk lore abound to tell the tales of Robin Hood and Neil Smith has compiled the facts and myths to tell the true story of the man who stole from rich to give to the poor, his life and death. Mr. Smith goes on to tell the who was real and who was not among his merry men and their exploits. I found Neil Smith's account of Robin Hood both informative and fascinating. I was surprised at how much I learned about not only the times of Robin Hood, but also the man himself. Mr. Smith makes this history lesson a joy to read. It is a perfect way for young readers to enjoy a great book while learning. If we continue to have books like Robin Hood, Myths and Legends we will continue to encourage young readers to keep their love of reading for a lifetime. Something I have tried to do with all of my family members.