Questions tagged [robin-hood]

For questions about any works concerning Robin Hood, a character in English folklore. The body of Robin Hood literature started off as ballads and orally transmitted stories, but many books have also been written and published by various authors retelling his adventures.

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Why "Cagots" for albinos in Morpurgo's Robin Hood story?

In Michael Morpurgo's short novel Robin of Sherwood (1998), republished in 2012 as Outlaw: the True Story of Robin Hood, the band of outlaws in Sherwood forest starts off as outcast misfits including ...
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Robin Hood tale, belladonna and a modern frame story

In the early 2000s, I heard an audiobook version of a coherent retelling of the classic Robin Hood story. There was a frame story set in the modern world, a boy (I think) staying with his grandmother (...
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How did the story of Robin Hood pass from oral literature to written?

Robin Hood is a famous figure of English folklore, whose existence or fictionality is still a subject of debate. The stories about him started off as folk tales transmitted orally (ballads), but by ...