Robin Hood

Robin Hood

by Neil Smith, Peter Dennis (Illustrator)
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Current Retail Price: $17.95
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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 title in the Osprey Myths and Legends series takes a detailed look at the famous outlaw, beginning with a retelling of the early ballads that established his stories. From there, the book explores how the legend grew and how famous names such as Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Allan-a-Dale became associated with Robin Hood. It also enters the perilous world of Robin Hood scholarship with a critical analysis of the case for a 'historical' Robin Hood and a review of the mostly likely candidates. A perfect primer for young and old alike, this book covers both the fact and the fiction of Britain's most famous outlaw.



The Legend of Robin Hood

  • Robin Hood and the Knight 
  • Robit 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 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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