By Mike Dixon-Kennedy
Robin Hood, even if driving in the course of the glen, robbing the wealthy to pay the terrible or giving the Sheriff of Nottingham his come-uppance, is likely one of the such a lot alluring and arguable mythical figures. was once there a historic determine at the back of the legends? Did Robin and his Merry males rampage via Sherwood woodland, or, as many students now think, is it super not going that he ever set foot in Nottinghamshire, spending so much of his timein Barnsdale wooden in Yorkshire? The Robin Hood instruction manual presents a finished advisor to the characters, areas, humans, tales and historical past of this endur Read more...
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Robin and his men were not the only ones in the church that day, for sitting quietly at the back was a young man dressed in the garb of a squire, his sword by his side and his steel cap in his hand. He was tall and strongly built, and Robin immediately decided that he was the squire to a noble family, and that he posed them no threat. 55 Halfway through the service a small man entered the church and made his way past the astonished outlaws to where Robin knelt. There he whispered in Robin’s ear that they had been followed to Campsall by two of the knights of the Evil Hold, their whereabouts having been reported to the knights by a spy who had been camping near the Stane Lea for a few days.
35 Scadlock replied that on the previous day Robert had been declared an outlaw from the steps of the cross at Pontefract. That morning Sir Hubert of Lynn had come to take possession of the house and lands for the abbot of St Mary’s Abbey, and there was nothing that he could do to prevent it, despite the efforts of four villagers, named Ward, Godard, Dunn and John, who had been at Outwoods when Sir Hubert of Lynn arrived. Robert thanked them all for their valiant efforts, and they sat in the single great hall that formed his manor house and discussed their future as outlaws living in the forest.
I also hope that by writing this book I will help to stimulate interest in a very important part of our heritage, a heritage that is all too often overlooked despite its great relevance to modern society. If I have indeed succeeded in this last aim then I shall be only too pleased to hear from readers, especially from those with any comments or suggestions to pass on. Letters should be addressed to the publishers, who will ensure that they reach me. Mike Dixon-Kennedy Lincolnshire, 2006 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As with the writing of any book there are a number of people I have to thank.
The Robin Hood Handbook : The Outlaw in History, Myth and Legend by Mike Dixon-Kennedy