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Robin Hood tale, belladonna and a modern frame story

This is Outlaw: The True Story of Robin Hood by Michael Morpurgo. After a fierce storm, a boy discovers a human skull, buried beneath the roots of an ancient tree. A skull with a legendary story.... ...
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Why "Cagots" for albinos in Morpurgo's Robin Hood story?

The Cagots weren't a distinct ethnic group, but a very unusual social group, sometimes compared to the Dalits of India, who lived in southwest France and northern Spain. For many years they were ...
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How did the story of Robin Hood pass from oral literature to written?

The oldest surviving Robin Hood tales are A Gest of Robyn Hode, between 1492 and 1534, Robin Hood and the Monk written after 1450, and Robin Hood and the Potter, about 1503. There is no evidence ...
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How did the story of Robin Hood pass from oral literature to written?

According to "The Real Robin Hood" on History.com, the first literary references to Robin Hood appear in a series of 14th- and 15th-century ballads about a violent yeoman who lived in ...
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