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  1. Online Resources: 1 item
    1. Many of the resources needed for this unit may be found on the following website: http://d.lib.rochester.edu/robin-hood

      The website has copies of all the texts we will be using in the unit and http://www.rochester.edu/robinhood/ has a full bibliography on matters relating to the Robin Hood legend, including a select list of films and television series that have focused on the Robin Hood legend. You should spend a lot of time on this website reading and coming to grips with the resources located here.

      Other useful websites include: http://www.marginalia.co.uk/ - The website of the medieval reading group at the University of Cambridge which includes their journal , Marginalia. Importantly it also has links to other online resources. You can get a long way by the following these. https://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mec/ - gives access to an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary along with links to other electronic resurces. The following site is good: http://www.boldoutlaw.com/

  2. Texts: 5 items
    1. Four romances of England: King Horn, Havelok the Dane, Bevis of Hampton, Athelston - Ronald B. Herzman, Graham Drake, Eve Salisbury 1999

      Book Further Reading

    2. Middle English verse romances - Donald B. Sands 1986

      Book Further Reading

    3. Medieval outlaws 1998

      Book Further Reading

    4. The political songs of England: from the reign of John to that of Edward II. - Thomas Wright, Camden Society (Great Britain) 1839

      Book Further Reading

    5. The 1235 Surrey Eyre (Volume I) - C. A. F. Meekings, David Crook, England. Curia Regis, Great Britain. Public Record Office 1979-

      Book Further Reading

  3. Secondary Material: 7 items
    1. Crime and public order in England in the later middle ages - John G. Bellamy 1973

      Book Further Reading

    2. Chapter 3 from English literature in history - Janet Coleman, Janet Coleman 1981

      Chapter Further Reading

    3. An introduction to English legal history - John H. Baker 1990

      Book Further Reading

    4. The law courts of medieval England - Alan Harding 1973

      Book Further Reading

    5. The northerners: a study in the reign of King John - J. C. Holt 1992

      Book Further Reading

    6. The county courts of medieval England, 1150-1350 - Robert C. Palmer, Robert C. Palmer c1982

      Book Further Reading

  4. Forest - law in the royal forest was the normal law (common law, ecclesiastical law) that pertained to any other part of the kingdom. PLUS forest law which was specifically focused at protecting the trees and the beasts of the forest, and the verte (the green vegetation which provides cover for the deer) and the venison (The flesh of the deer, boar, hare, rabbit, or other game animal killed in the forest). The law of the forest could be less harsh than that of the common law. In 1255, for example, two men were hanged at Northampton by the judgment of the sheriff under common law for having in their posession 'venison', whereas, under forest law, they would have been fined and released (Clause 10, Charter of the Forest, 1225). The law of the forest, rather than being 'harsher', was actually an attack on the economic potential of an area for those living in it, since they could neither hunt nor forage for wood, and nor could they build or make ditches or create enclosures. This had an impact on high-born and low-born alike. That is why it caused resentment, and that is why the richest in the land bought themselves exemptions from it. The forest, therefore, rather than being a blanket covering the and uniformly, had many liberties within it, and so was more like a moth-eaten bed-spread becoming, as time went on, more hole than spread. 

  5. The northerners: a study in the reign of King John: p 113-121. - J. C. Holt 1992

    Chapter Further Reading

  6. Magna Carta - J. C. Holt 1992

    Book Further Reading (For the context of the Charter of the Forests)

  7. Select pleas of the forest - G. J. Turner, G. J. Turner, England. Curia Regis, Great Britain. Court of Forest 1901

    Book Further Reading

  8. 'The Royal forest in the reign of Henry I' from Essays in British and Irish history: in honour of James Eadie Todd: p 1-23. - H. A. Cronne, T. W. Moody, David B. Quinn, J. E. Todd 1949

    Chapter Further Reading (With a useful explanation of terms relating to the forest)

  9. "The Forests' (Neilson, N.) from The English government at work, 1327-1336 - James F. Willard, William Alfred Morris, William Huse Dunham, William Alfred Morris 1950

    Chapter Core Reading provides a good introduction plus some useful maps

  10. 2. Robin Hood 5 items
    Collections of essays
    1. Playing Robin Hood: the legend as performance in five centuries - Lois Potter c1998

      Book Further Reading

    2. Robin Hood: an anthology of scholarship and criticism - Stephen Knight, Stephen Knight 1999

      Book Further Reading

    3. Robin Hood in popular culture: violence, transgression, and justice - Thomas Hahn 2000

      Book Further Reading

    4. Robin Hood: green lord of the wildwood - John Matthews 1993

      Book Further Reading

  11. Individual Works 43 items
    1. A knight at the movies: medieval history on film - John Aberth 2003

      Book Further Reading

    2. Robin Hood - David Blamires

      Book Further Reading

    3. Children and the Audiences of Robin Hood - B. A. Brockman 05/1983

      Article Further Reading

    4. Gest of Robin Hood - Hall

      Book Further Reading

    5. "The Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin Hood: the Genesis of the Legend?" from Thirteenth century England: p 59-68. - Peter R. Coss, S. D. Lloyd, S. D. Lloyd, Conference on Thirteenth Century England 1988

      Chapter 

    6. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an introduction to the English outlaw - R. B. Dobson, John Taylor, R. B. Dobson 1976

      Book Further Reading

    7. Bandits - E. J. Hobsbawm 1969

      Book Further Reading

    8. A New Version of "A Rhyme of Robin Hood" (Toshiyuki Takamiya) from English manuscript studies, 1100-1700: p 213-221. - Peter Beal, Jeremy Griffiths, Margaret J. M. Ezell, A. S. G. Edwards 1993-

      Chapter Further Reading

    9. Robin Hood: Some Comments - J. C. Holt 1961

      Article Further Reading

    10. Robin Hood - J. C. Holt c1982

      Book Further Reading

    11. The outlaws of medieval legend - Maurice Keen 2007

      Book Further Reading

    12. Robin Hood - Stephen Thomas Knight 1994

      Book Further Reading

    13. Myths and its Legacy in European Literature - Thomas 1996

      Book Further Reading

    14. Robin Hood Realism in South African English Fiction - Bernth Lindfors 1968

      Article Further Reading

    15. An English chronicle entry on Robin Hood - Julian M. Luxford 03/2009

      Article Further Reading

    16. Dramatic Form: The Huntington Plays - J. M. R. Margeson 21/1974

      Article Further Reading

    17. The medieval underworld - Andrew McCall 1979

      Book Further Reading

    18. Robin Hood: medieval and post-medieval - Helen Phillips c2005

      Book Further Reading

    19. Drama and resistance: bodies, goods, and theatricality in late medieval England: p 24-49. - Claire Sponsler 1997

      Chapter Further Reading

    20. The early plays of Robin Hood - David Wiles 1981

      Book Further Reading

  12. Later Histories 3 items
    1. William Stukeley, fabricated a peposterous pedigree showing the descent of Robin (supposedly a contemporary of Richard I) from the baronage of the Conquest period. Despite its dismissal by Percy, the great ballad collector, it was reproduced by an iportant early ballad collector, Joseph Ritson. But although no one seriously accepts the pedigree now, a curious by-product of the fabrication lives on in the assumption, by scholars and film producers alike, that the ear of Robin Hood was that of Richard I. Sir Walter Scott, through Ivanhoe, is largely repsonsible for the popularity of this story, though it has support neither from contempoary sources nor from those ballads whose orgin can safely be assuemd to be medieval.

  13. Films and TV Shows 10 items
    1. Robin Hood - Allan Dwan, Douglas Fairbanks, Enid Bennett, Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Company 20-- (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    2. The adventures of Robin Hood - Michael Curtiz, William Keighley 2003 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    3. Robin Hood [Disney] [DVD] 1973

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    4. Robin and Marian 1976

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    5. Robin Hood (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Core Reading

    6. Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves [1991] [DVD]

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    7. Blackadder: Back and forth 1999 - Paul Weiland 2005 (videorecording)

      Audio-visual document Further Reading (One episode features Rik Mayall as Robin and Kate Moss as Marion)

    8. Up The Chastity Belt [DVD] 1971

      Audio-visual document Further Reading

    9. Virgins of Sherwood Forest (Pornographic Film) 2000 2000

      Audio-visual document Further Reading