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In Search of Robin Hood– A Talk by John Matthews

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Sheffield Reading Room, Central Library

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The identity of Robin Hood has been questioned many times since the Outlaw of Sherwood first sprang to fame in the 12th century. No two authorities seem able to agree as to his origins or even whether or not he actually existed. Historians have for years been bringing out new books in which they claim to have found 'the real Robin Hood' and there are four new feature films in production at the moment proving him to be as popular as ever.

In this new book, John Matthews explores the mythology of Robin Hood rather than concentrating on the human identity of the famous outlaw. He ties Robin to the ancient archetype of the Green Man, the lore and legends of the Faery race and to the possible Eastern influence of the English Mummers Plays.

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