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Hood, Robinlocked

(supp. fl. late 12th–13th cent.)
  • J. C. Holt

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Hood, Robin (supp.fl. late 12th–13th cent.), legendary outlaw hero, is wellnigh impossible to identify, first because of the sparsity and peculiar nature of the evidence, and second because Robin quickly became a composite figure of an archetypal criminal, and then an outlaw hero....

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