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The life and legend of an outlaw - Stephen Basdeo

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Title
The life and legend of an outlaw
Author
Stephen Basdeo
format
Hardback
Publisher
Pen & Sword History
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20190530

Robin Hood is a national English icon. He is portrayed as a noble robber, who, along with his band of merry men, is said to have stolen from the rich and given to the poor. His story has been reimagined many times throughout the centuries. Readers will be introduced to some of the candidates who are thought to have been the real Robin Hood, before journeying into the fifteenth century and learning about the various 'rymes of Robyn Hode' that were in existence. This book then shows how Robin Hood was first cast as an earl in the sixteenth century, before discussing his portrayals as a brutish criminal in the eighteenth century. Then learn how Robin Hood became the epitome of an English gentleman in the Victorian era, before examining how he became an Americanised, populist hero fit for the silver screen during the twentieth century. Thus, this book will take readers on a journey through 800 years of English cultural and literary history by examining how the legend of Robin Hood has developed over time

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Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Folklore - Great Britain - History.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
xx, 154 , 24 unnumbered of plates

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