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    DescriptionThe identity of Robin Hood is one of the great historical mysteries of English history - until now. Everyone has heard of Robin Hood, the brilliant archer who 'robbed the rich to give to the poor' and who always triumphed over the forces of evil, but the man behind the legend is as mysterious as King Arthur. There were outlaws who lived in the royal forests preying on unwary travelers, and Robin Hoods whose names are recorded in historical documents: but no one has been able to prove that one of these real Robins was the individual whose exploits were commemorated in ballad and song. David Baldwin sets out to find the real Robin Hood, looking for clues in the earliest ballads and in official and legal documents of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. His search takes him to the troubled reign of King Henry III, his conclusions turn history on its head and David Baldwin reveals the name of the man who inspired the tales of Robin Hood.


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    Title
    Robin Hood
    Subtitle
    The English Outlaw Unmasked
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Baldwin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781445602813
    ISBN 10: 1445602814
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JFHF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000, HIS037010
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 1DBK
    DC22: 398.352
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 942.034
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR2129 .B25 2011
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    76 illustrations, 40 in colour
    Publisher
    Amberley Publishing
    Imprint name
    Amberley Publishing
    Publication date
    19 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chalford
    Author Information
    David Baldwin is a medieval historian who has taught at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham for many years. His historical research has focused on the great medieval families in the Midlands and he has contributed articles to historical journals and lectured regularly to societies and conferences in this field. He is the author of four books, THE LOST PRINCE: THE SURVIVAL OF RICHARD OF YORK ('A fascinating new theory' THE DAILY MAIL, 'The little brickie in the Tower' THE SUNDAY TIMES), ELIZABETH WOODVILLE: MOTHER OF THE PRINCES IN THE TOWER ('Inspirational - brings her alive for the general reader' PHILIPPA GREGORY), STOKE FIELD: THE LAST BATTLE OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES and THE KINGMAKER'S SISTERS. He lives in Leicester.
    Review quote
    'Impeccably researched and highly original - David Baldwin is a brilliant historical detective' PHILIPPA GREGORY, author of THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL and THE WHITE QUEEN 'Unmasks Robin of Leicester' NOTTINGHAM POST 'Claims one Roger Godberd was the closest England had to a real Hood - David Baldwin argues the sheer number of references to Godberd in contemporary documents that he was known and feared across much of England' THE DAILY MAIL
    Table of contents
    Preface Prologue: Robin Hood's World 1. Tales of Robin Hood 2. Myth & Reality 3. The Robin Hoods of History 4. Friends, Foes & Gravestones 5. 'Bad' Kings - 6. - & 'Good' Outlaws 7. Henry III & Simon de Montfort 8. The Unlikely Saint 9. The Disinherited 10. Roger Godberd & Walter Devyas 11. The Real Robin Hood Appendix 1: Gamelyn & Adam Bell Appendix 2: Selected Documents The Principal Events of the Robin Hood Era Notes & References Bibliography List of Illustrations Index