The earliest stories of Robin Hood are centred on Barnsdale in Yorkshire, but later the emphasis shifts to Nottingham and Sherwood Forest. Originally a yeoman, Robin was upgraded to aristocrat in the sixteenth century, but he remains essentially a champion of the poor and oppressed and a social nonconformer.
How far Robin Hood was based on a historical character and how far he is an archetypal outlaw or a Greenwood myth is the subject of this wide-ranging study. This new edition is complete with an updated gazetteer of Robin Hood sites and has numerous illustrations. 128pp