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The Robin Hood Handbook: The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend

By Mike Dixon-Kennedy

The Robin Hood Handbook: The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend

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Far from being an A-to-Z guide to all things Robin Hood, this book is actually somewhat more scholarly and broken into several sections. It includes the stories from which most people know Robin Hood the best, the much older and fragmentary text those stories are based on, an alphabetical guide to places with some maps, and a look at the historical events. It’s nicely illustrated with insets of Howard Pyle’s illustrations and, in keeping with the rest of the book, the earlier illustrations that inspired them, along with engravings and photos of popular portrayals of Robin Hood, Maid Marian, the rest of the Merry Men, and other notables.

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