The Robin Hood Handbook
The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend
By (author) Mike Dixon-Kennedy
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Robin Hood Handbook by Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Book DescriptionRobin 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750939775
(244mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Companion to Arthurian and Celtic Myths and Legend, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Bringing together the areas of myth and legend, this book contains some of the most colourful myths and legends in history. It aims to clarify this fascinating field and to provide an authoritative guide to the people, places, events and traditions associated with Arthur and Ireland, Wales and the Celtic fringe.
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Author Biography - Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Mike Dixon-Kennedy has developed a database of world mythology and is the author of seven books, Including 'Heroes of the Round Table', 'Encyclopedia of Graeco-Roman Mythology' and 'Companion to Arthurian Myths and Legends'.
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