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General and Scholarly Information, Ballad Collections and Stories
-- The popular 1980s British Television Series
Robin of Sherwood
Other Robin Hood Movie, Television and Theatre Sites
-- Sites from Nottingham, Sherwood and Yorkshire
Robin Hood Country
-- Sites dedicated to international Robin Hood-like figures
Robin Hoods of The World
-- Links on Robin Hood's time period
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Check out the main page of this site for far more information about Robin Hood.
Robin Hood General and Scholarly Information, Ballad Collections
The section of this site that explores the growth and development of the Robin Hood legend through the centuries.
A look at the various real historical figures named Robin Hood and possible sources for other characters in the legend
A great online resource -- this project collects ballads and
plays (many with commentary from scholars Stephen Knight and Thomas Ohlgren),
illustrations, bibliographies, film lists and more.
Robin Hood Scholars on the Web. Updates on academic gatherings and informative blog posters about various aspects of the legend by top scholars.
One of the oldest and best Robin Hood sites.
Maid Marian, Greenwood Lady
*CURRENTLY DOWN* Sherron Lux has a fine site dedicated Robin's
greenwood girlfriend, an important legend in her own right. Sherron's
also writing a book on the subject.
A lovely collection of the ballads and music collected by Francis
Child. It includes several Robin Hood ballads.
American folk singer Bob Frank has translated this classic
and early ballad into modern English. Read his translation and order
a CD of his "talking blues" performance. Bob has captured the heart,
soul and humour of this true classic. Highly recommended.
The text of Howard Pyle's classic childrens' book online at Project
Another classic Robin Hood book online.
Robin Hood appears as "Locksley". Although only a supporting character,
this book had a major influence on the Robin Hood legend. The Literature
Network's text includes a search engine of the book.
Another classic 19th century novel, with a touch more satire
Three wonderful academic papers by Prof. Thomas Ohlgren. Some of
the most important Robin Hood scholarship in recent years.
A collection of various articles by top Robin Hood expert, Professor Stephen Knight
Dr. Valerie B. Johnson summarizes the different resources for exploring the Robin Hood legend. ("Currently being re-archived." July 2015)
The c. 1600 Life of Robin Hood read aloud by Dean Hoffman, supplemented with music.
Official website for the award-winning fantasy author. She
The Outlaws of Sherwood.
Official website for the author of
series of Maid Marian young adult books.
Official website of the writer of Robin and Marian mysteries, and
a collection of Robin Hood comic book covers.
Official website of the author of the recent
Maid Marian novel.
The OzFoxes have a good Robin Hood site, with reviews of Robin
Hood books and information on how to be a modern-day Robin Hood. (Down in July 2015)
A Yahoo Group dedicated to the Robin Hood legends. Post messages
A group dedicated to you-know-who.
An exploration of the pagan themes in the Robin Hood legend.
Fifth Biennial Meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is being held from September 29 to October 2, 2005
at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
A good overview of the outlaw legend.
A good analysis of the outlaw legend by Robert Fortunaso.
Green Arrow's the urban superhero inspired by Robin Hood. From
a history with as many twists as the Sherwood outlaw. Scott McCullar's wonderful site seems lost to the ages, but Jayme
Blaschke's shrine still exists if a little out of date.
A rather morbid search engine.
Website about a fabulous British TV show from the 1980's, and home
of the official fan club, Spirit of Sherwood.
Join the e-mail discussion list about the TV series.
Come spend an entertaining day in a Nottingham dungeon, courtesy of
Robin's enemy, Sir Guy and his secretary, Claire. And don't worry, I'm
sure they've forgotten about that mass gaol break I led.
A superb website dedicated to Will Scarlet, particularly as played
by Ray Winstone in Robin of Sherwood. The designer of this page redesigned
Official fan club for the Loxley actor.
Nytshaed's tribute to RoS's first Robin Hood.
Dedicated to RoS's 2nd Robin Hood.
Actor, writer, swordmaster, Mark Ryan played Nasir, the first Arab Merry Man.
New Robin of Sherwood inspired fiction written by fans. Herne24's original site is no more, but this new link contains a lot of the fiction.
Other Robin Hood Movie, Television and Theatre Sites
Robin Hood is often considered the archetypal outlaw hero.
As a result, many cultural heroes are referred to as the Robin Hoods
of their respective countries.
These sites are about Robin Hood-like characters from different
countries. These heroes and villains can be real, legendary and completely
fictional. It should also be noted that these legends are in no way
inferior or subordinate to the Robin Hood legend. Some of these tales
predate Robin's adventures.
I'd love to know about more "Robin Hood" characters from different
cultures. So please
with more suggestions for this section.
Outlaws and Highwaymen by Gillian Spraggs
This site was designed and edited by Gillian Spraggs to be a companion to her 2001 book of the same name. It includes texts such as ballads, extracts from "Prose Lives", letters, satires, political commentary and more. An excellent resource on Robin Hood, Captain Hind and many other other crooks of fact and fiction..
Scotland's national hero
and the basis of
Braveheart , starring Mel Gibson. Some believe
Wallace's adventures influenced the Robin Hood legend.
Another -- albeit much later
-- Scottish hero. He also inspired films and novels.
Also known as Boadicea, this
queen of the Celtic Iceni fought the Roman invaders of Britain.
Twm Siôn Cati
The Welsh Robin Hood (well, one of them.)
Ned Kelly: Australian Iron Outlaw
Australia's "Robin Hood".
"The Ukrainian Robin Hood".
"The Slavic Robin Hood".
The legendary Swiss archer.
An important and controversial
figure in Canadian history.
Billy the Kid
A real-life outlaw and murderer
from the "Old West" of the United States. His legend has some Robin
Lampiano and his wife Maria Bonita were outlaws in early 20th century Brazil, leaders of the Cangaceiros. These vicious bandits have become the heroes of ballads, films and comic books.
The Phoolan Devi
India's late real-life Bandit
This Spanish Californian
hero is the fictional creation of Johnston McCulley.
Shuihu Zhuan / Suidoken -- The Outlaws of the Marsh
Also known as the legend
of the Water Margin, Shuihu Zhuan is a classic of Chinese literature
set in the 10th century and stars "Robin Hood-like" men and women.
It's also popular in Japan, where it's known as Suikoden.
History at the Virtual Library
Lots of history links to
a variety of countries and time periods.
ORB -- Online Reference Book For Medieval Studies
Essays, original sources
and a whole lot more.
The Medieval Technology Pages
Learn about everything from
cannons to rattraps. Fascinating.
A great site with tonnes
of medieval recipes and other historical information.
Medieval history studies.
Ian's English Calendar
Calculate when Easter and
Pentecost were in 1649. Learn what day of the week June 15, 1215 was.
Convert between New Style and Old Style dates. And more cool stuff!
Britannia -- Monarchs of Great Britain
Biographies of the kings
and queens of England, including Richard the Lionheart, King John and
the various Edwards.
Women in World History
Learn about great medieval
women like Eleanor of Aquitaine, and women heroes from other time periods.
Women in the Middle Ages
This great site by Sherron Lux includes primary and secondary documents about medieval women of various social classes, women in medieval literature, articles on daily life and more.
The Cruades Project
Another superb site from the University of Rochester on the Crusades. In 20th and 21st century fiction, Robin Hood is often depicted as a Crusader.
The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester
A companion to their superb
Robin Hood Project, this site collects stories, information and art about
King Arthur and his knights.
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