Who was Robin Hood? Did he ever exist? Two eminent historians here piece together the evidence and illustrate, through a critical edition of the ballads, the development of the Robin Hood myth from his medieval portrayals as a common criminal to his Vicotrian idealization as a rustic hero. A thorough and updated introduction and thirteen of the earliest known ballads ensure that this remains the most comprehensive guide to the subject available.
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This is most comprehensive work on Robin Hood. There are many poems and ballads. Also, there is an introduction of this outlaw's evidence and existence. Robin Hood is a popular picture of medieval England. This book is for general readers who want to interest in the Middle Ages.