The Resource Robin Hood, J.C. Holt

Robin Hood, J.C. Holt

Label
Robin Hood
Title
Robin Hood
Statement of responsibility
J.C. Holt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The legend of Robin Hood began more than 600 years ago. The man, if he existed at all, lived even earlier. In this definitive work, Professor Sir James Holt, one of Britain's premier historians and author of the standard work on the Magna Carta, unravels pure invention from real possibility and offers the results of some thirty years of research. He assesses the evidence for the historical Robin Hood and finds that the tale originated with the yeomen and hangers-on of the households of noblemen and gentry in the later Middle Ages. Parts of the story that we now take for granted Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, Robin as robber of the rich and giver to the poor, even Sherwood Forest played little or no part in the original tales, and were added as the centuries passed and the legends grew. The legend of Robin Hood has enthralled people from the first ballads to contemporary movies. Holt reconstructs the historical basis of the stories but never loses sight of the human imagination that sustained them.This edition includes new illustrations and The Gest of Robyn Hood, one of the oldest surviving tales."-- Publishers description
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Robin Hood, J.C. Holt
Publication
Note
  • First published: 1982
  • Includes index
  • "With 26 illustrations, 15 in colour."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13806507
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 265 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780500289358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) WG238302

Library Locations

  • Marlborough District Library Get it!
    33 Arthur Street , Blenheim, Marlborough, 7201, NZ
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